Selected Drawings & Photographs from the Marsden Hartley Memorial Collection
June 10 – September 5, 2011
In 1951, the heirs of the Marsden Hartley estate left as a gift to Bates College, in compliance with his wish, the last remaining effects from Corea, Maine, where he lived and kept a studio. The collection was left as a memorial to the Lewiston artist of international recognition and historical note. In 1955, Hartley’s niece, Norma G. Berger, made an additional gift of the Artist’s work to the College. This gift included ninety-nine drawings from two sketchbooks and works by other artists in Hartley’s personal collection.
The Marsden Hartley Memorial Collection of ninety-nine drawings is important as the largest collection of the artist’s work in this medium. With the inclusion of his memorabilia in the permanent collection, an important and valuable part of the artistic and cultural heritage of the State of Maine – and of American art history – resides at Bates College.
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