Hartley, Marsden, 1877-1943
- Existence: 1877-01-04 - 1943-09-02
Marsden Hartley, an American modernist painter known for his depictions of the Maine coastline and fishermen, was born on 4 January 1877 in Lewiston Maine. After his family moved from Maine to Cleveland in 1892, Hartley studied art at the Cleveland School of Art (1893-1898), then the New York School of Art, and the National Academy of Design. Hartley moved to Berlin in 1913 and spent much of the next two decades in Europe before returning to the U.S. in 1930 and to Maine in 1937. Hartley died on 2 September 1943 in Ellsworth, Maine.
Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:
The papers consist of correspondence, government documents, writings, speeches, photographs, research materials, printed matter, motion picture film, and other material which document William C. Bullitt's career as a diplomat and journalist and his personal and family life.
The papers contain correspondence and family papers documenting aspects of the career and friendships of Rebecca Salsbury James, especially her involvement with the Stieglitz circle. Correspondents include Marsden Hartley, Georgia O'Keeffe, Isabel Lachaise, and Frieda Lawrence.
Four autograph letters, signed, written from April through August, 1943, the month before Hartley's death. Letters discuss personal matters and, following his return to Maine in July, provide more detailed descriptions of his daily activities. With one autograph letter, signed, to "Dick and Peter" from "Towny."
The Robert McAlmon Papers consist of letters to McAlmon from literary friends, including William Carlos Williams, Ezra Pound, James Joyce, and Gertrude Stein; manuscripts of several of his writings; and a small quantity of photographs and related papers.
The papers contain correspondence, diaries, writings, materials related to the production of Four Saints in Three Acts and the paintings of Florine Stettheimer, and miscellaneous papers.