Unlike the social realists, Marsh's art was not one of vigorous protest; rather he cast a knowing eye on urban life, which he depicted with gentle satire. The vitality of the city fascinated him. In prints as well as paintings, he portrayed subways, nightclubs, and everyday street scenes in a style that reflected his admiration for European old master artists such as Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640). He completed murals for the Ariel Rios Building (formerly the U.S. Post Office Building) in Washington, D.C., and for the Customs House in New York City. Marsh died in Dorset, Vermont.
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