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(2010)

Irving J. Marantz (1912-1972).

The abstract artist Irving Marantz and his wife, Evelyn M. (Hurwitz) Marantz (1911-1975), a teacher, lived at 200 Bradford Street. Marantz was graduated in 1933 from the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Art (it no longer exists); studied with George Grosz and Harry Sternberg at the Art Students League of New York, a crucible of Provincetown artists; and then studied in Hong Kong and Shanghai, until 1940. “I learned a great deal about Chinese art and became something of an authority on it,” he told Frank Crotty of The Worcester Sunday Telegram in 1959. The couple were married in 1938 and had two children: Mady and Michael. Beginning in 1950, Marantz conducted the Provincetown School of Painting. “Art students, whether beginners or advanced, are presented with an understanding of technique and esthetics,” an advertisement said. “Emphasis is placed on experimentation, and assistance is given in the search for direction.” Irving Marantz died in 1972. Evelyn survived him by three years. They are buried under a monument that includes a sensuous stone sculpture that Mady Marantz, a psychologist practicing in New York City, told me in 2015 was the work of Conrad Malicoat.

¶ Last updated on 4 July 2017.

 

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