Marsden Hartley

Marsden Hartley (1877-1943) was at the center of the American modernist movement and is considered to be one of the most talented early American modernists. During Hartley's varied career as a painter, poet, and critic, life and culture in America were changing dramatically. Unfortunately, Hartley's work and personal life were not in synch with America's conservative leanings during that time, and his work was unappreciated and often rejected. His work has since been re-evaluated with the distance afforded by time, and as with so many artists it is only posthumously that he has been truly appreciated for his forward-looking work.
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