Marsden Hartley | the artist

The artist Marsden Hartley
Born Jan 4 1877, Lewiston, Maine, USA.
Died Sept 2 1943, Ellsworth, .
Style and technique of the artist: Painting, Printmakers,

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Portrait of a German Officer</a></div><div class="description">Hartley painted his most startlingly advanced abstractions during the first years of World War I while living in Berlin...

Painter, poet, and pioneer American modernist, Marsden Hartley was born in Lewiston, Maine, in 1887. Displaying an early talent in draftsmanship, at the age of fifteen Hartley won a scholarship to study at the Cleveland School of Art. In 1898 he moved to New York City and attended the art school of painter William Merritt Chase before studying at the National Academy of Design...

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Marsden Hartley (1877–1943) was a critical pioneer of early American modernism, in the words of his patron Gertrude Stein, "at last…an original American!"2 Although the emergence of postwar abstract expressionism and minimalism for a time obscured Hartley's centrality in American art, his work had a profound effect on younger American artists such as Milton Avery, Mark Rothko, Philip Guston, and Alex Katz.