Collection: Marsden Hartley

Marsden Hartley (January 4, 1877 – September 2, 1943) was an American Modernist painter, poet, and essayist.

Hartley began his art training at the Cleveland School of Art then moved to New York City to study painting at the New York School of Art under William Merritt Chase, and then attended the National Academy of Design. Hartley was a great admirer of Albert Pinkham Ryder and visited his studio in Greenwich Village as often as possible. His friendship with Ryder, in addition to the writings of Walt Whitman and American transcendentalists Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson, inspired Hartley to view art as a spiritual quest.

Hartley moved to an abandoned farm near Lovell, Maine, in 1908. He considered the paintings he produced there his first mature works, and they also impressed New York photographer and art promoter Alfred Stieglitz. Hartley had his first solo exhibition at Stieglitz's 291 in 1909, and exhibited his work there again in 1912. Stieglitz also provided Hartley's introduction to European modernist painters, of whom Cézanne, Picasso, and Matisse would prove the most influential upon him.

He painted throughout the country, in Massachusetts, New Mexico, California, and New York. He returned to Maine in 1937, after declaring that he wanted to become "the painter of Maine" and depict American life at a local level. This aligned Hartley with the Regionalism movement, a group of artists active from the early- to mid-20th century that attempted to represent a distinctly "American art." He continued to paint in Maine, primarily scenes around Lovell and the Corea coast, until his death in Ellsworth in 1943. {https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marsden_Hartley}

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Movement No. 5, Provincetown Houses by Marsden Hartley
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Painting No. 50 by Marsden Hartley
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Portrait of a German Officer by Marsden Hartley Artblock
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Berlin Abstraction by Marsden Hartley, Framed Art Print
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Mt. Katahdin (Maine), Autumn #2 by Marsden Hartley Artblock
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White Flower by Marsden Hartley, Framed Art Print
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Painting No. 50 by Marsden Hartley, Framed Art Print
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Movement No. 5, Provincetown Houses by Marsden Hartley, Framed Art Print
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The Virgin of Guadalupe by Marsden Hartley, Framed Art Print
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Berlin Abstraction by Marsden Hartley
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Still Life No. 16 by Marsden Hartley Artblock
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