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Artist:
Paul Strand, 16 Oct 1890 - 31 Mar 1976  Search this
Sitter:
Marsden Hartley, 4 Jan 1877 - 2 Sep 1943  Search this
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 12 x 9.3cm (4 3/4 x 3 11/16")
Mat: 45.7 x 35.6cm (18 x 14")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1927
Exhibition Label:
Marsden Hartley was born in Maine to English emigrant parents whose early death left him to be raised by a succession of relatives, all relatively impoverished. From this unlikely and emotionally wounding upbringing, Hartley became one of America’s great modern artists, a pioneer of abstract painting. Perhaps because his childhood was so terrible, Hartley always seemed to be looking for an “artistic” home, passing through many distinct phases in his art before ending his career with a return to Maine. Restlessly ambitious and determined to make an imprint on American culture, Hartley was also a writer and a not-inconsiderable poet. He was hindered by his self-consciousness, and this lends his verse—as it did his art—a mannered tone that could be didactic or hectoring.
Topic:
Exterior  Search this
Marsden Hartley: Male  Search this
Marsden Hartley: Literature\Writer  Search this
Marsden Hartley: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter  Search this
Marsden Hartley: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.86.100
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Aperture Foundation Inc., Paul Strand Archive
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Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4f0be7a9e-ca90-4815-9a96-ec450c0ac949
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.86.100