Marsden Hartley (1877-1943)

Hiro Fine Art is interested in purchasing artwork by Marsden Hartley.

Marsden Hartley was a successful American Modernist painter, known for mastering color within his landscapes and portraits. He was born in 1877 in Maine, but traveled to Ohio to study at the Cleveland Institute of Art, lived in New York where he befriended Albert Stieglitz, and traveled through Europe where he mingled with Gertrude Stein’s crowd. He was deeply influenced by other artist, such as Albert Ryder, as well as writers and began writing essays, stories and poetry. Inspired by the transcendental writings of Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson, Hartley viewed art making as spiritual quest. In his earlier years, his work embodied abstraction and German expressionism, but after the outbreak of WWI, he shifted towards a more realistic practice. He moved back to the U.S. where he aligned with Regionalism and painted with a “distinctly American” feel. His work resides in large institutions such as the Art Institute of Chicago, The Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.