Herman Maril


Herman Maril Biography

American, 1908-1986

Herman Maril was a nationally known artist who painted seascpaes, interiors, and landscapes ina pure, lyrical, and profound style. Beginning in his teens and throughout his life, he persuded his art single-mindedly.

“The sources of my work have been a response to nature and the world around me,” Maril said. “I am interested in the language of paint, and my ideas must be expressed in terms of space concept on the plane of the canvas. I want my paintings to have an organic oneness, which should be the result of a constantly growing understanding and feeling for the lyricism possible in the plastic unites of the picture stuggle.”

Maril, a native of Baltimore, received early training at the Maryland Institute, worked during the depression years on federal projects, and painted as opportunity presented itself during his WWII military service. After the war, he began a long association with the University of Marland as a full professor in the art department.

From the 1930s through the 1980s he exhibited widely; was represented by galleries in Baltimore, New York, Washington, D.C.; and received numerous prizes and awards. Marils’s work is included in over 100 museums.

In 1983, University of Maryland University College established a permanent Herman Maril Gallery to showcase his works. The gallery is located in the UMUC Inn and Conference Center in Adelphi, Maryland at College Park, where he taught for three decades, was named after him.

Maryland Institute

2018, Herman Maril: The Provincetown Painting, Debra Force Fine Art, New York
2017, Herman Maril: Color Space, Debra Force Fine Art, New York
2016, The Essential Herman Maril, Acme Fine Art, Boston

2019, New York Scenes, Debra Force Fine Art
2018, Summer Show, Debra Force Fine Art, New York
2018, Modernism to Abstraction: 20th Century American Paintings, Debra Force Fine Art, New York
2017, Americans Abroad, Debra Force Fine Art, New York
2017, Colorful Impressions, Debra Force Fine Art, New York
2016, Summer Salon 2016, Acme Fine Art, Boston
2015, New & Noteworthy, Acme Fine Art, Boston
2015, Summer Salon 2015, Acme Fine Art, Boston
2015, Summer ’15, C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore