Marsden Hartley



Marsden Hartley became one of the most famous early modernist artists of 20th century American art, known for landscapes, still-lifes, and some portraits.  His painting showed a focus on monumental styles, especially clouds and landscape forms, and his unique style has been described as an extreme and up-to-date impressionism.

In 1909, Hartley had his first exhibition, which was held at New York Gallery 291, run by Alfred Stieglitz.  There he became involved with a social circle of modernists that included Georgia O’Keeffe, Arthur Dove, and John Marin.  In 1912, he first visited Europe, where he had further exposure to Modernism, and lived in Germany from 1913 to 1915, where he was influenced by Expressionism.

Hartley’s works are represented in major public collections around the world, including The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; The National Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C.; The Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, MA; The Art Institute of Chicago, IL; The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; The Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, GA; and The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA.

2020         American Masters: Art of the 20th – 21st Centuries

2015         American and European Masters: Art of the 19th – 20th Centuries

2010         American Masters: Art of the 19th, 20th & 21st Centuries