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Modernist painter Marsden Hartley (1877–1943) and his dog in Aix en Provence, France, ca. 1926.
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Modernist painter Marsden Hartley (1877–1943) and his dog in Aix en Provence, France, ca. 1926.

Archives of American Art

Marsden Hartley Self-Portrait, 1908. NGA, Washington, DC

Marsden Hartley Self-Portrait, 1908. NGA, Washington, DC

Marsden Hartley, 1942.  Photo by George Platt Lynes.
"I believe until a man has given up himself he has given up nothing - all his knowledge of accepted aesthetics are of no avail until he has stepped aside from them and given up himself – himself only through the eyes of himself."
Letter to Alfred Sieglitz, June 1911, as quoted in Marsden Hartley, by Gail R. Scott.

Marsden Hartley, 1942.  Photo by George Platt Lynes.

"I believe until a man has given up himself he has given up nothing - all his knowledge of accepted aesthetics are of no avail until he has stepped aside from them and given up himself – himself only through the eyes of himself."

Letter to Alfred Sieglitz, June 1911, as quoted in Marsden Hartley, by Gail R. Scott.

Milton Avery, Portrait of Marsden Hartley, 1943.   MFA Boston.

Milton Avery, Portrait of Marsden Hartley, 1943.   MFA Boston.

Marsden Hartley

Marsden Hartley