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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 1 Collection or Record:

Letters : to Richard Sisson, Ordinance Office, Governors Island, N.Y., 1943

 Part of Collection — Box 49: [Barcode: 39002137170586], Folder: GROUP 990, F-1
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents:

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."

Dates: 1943