Luce Foundation Center for American Art
Painting: 20th century: (Lobster on Black Background)
(born Lewiston, ME 1877 -- died Ellsworth, ME 1943)
“I am not a ‘book of the month’ artist and do not paint pretty pictures; but when I am no longer here my name will register forever in the history of American art and so that’s something too.” The artist, quoted in Robertson, Marsden Hartley, 1995, reprinted in Kornhauser, Marsden Hartley, 2002
Marsden Hartley grew up in a small mill town in
Image Credits: Originally photographed by Alfredo Valente. Image is courtesy of the Alfredo Valente papers, 1941-1978, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.