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1901: Summer: Joins art colony of Charles Fox and Curtis Perry in North Bridgton, Maine.
1902: Spring: Awarded Honorable Mention for composition and the Suydam Silver Medal for still-life drawing at the National Academy.
Summer: Lives in North Lovell, Maine where he paints mountains.
1903: Summer: Returns to Center Lovell.
Winter: Attends National Academy.
1904: November: Fellowship expires. Works as an extra with Proctor's Theatre Company in New York.
1905: Summer: Tours with Proctor's theatre. Meets Horace Traubel and paints Walt Whitman's house in Camden, New Jersey.
1906: Fall: Proctor's tour ends in Boston. Hartley returns to Lewiston where he rents a studio on Lisbon Street, distributing announcements that he is available to give art lessons.
Winter: Paints Impressionist landscapes. Adopts stepmother's name, changes his to Edmund Marsden Hartley. Reads Maurice Maeterlink, Edgar Allan Poe, Henrik Ibsen, and Irish poetry.
1907: Summer: Hired to erect tents for Congress of Religions at Green Acre in Eliot, Maine, a utopian community.
Fall: First solo exhibition held in home of Mrs. Ole Bull, adjacent to Green Acre complex. Returns to Lovell area to sketch.
Winter: Returns to Boston.
1908: Spring: Continues Impressionist landscapes. Exhibits painting at Rowlands Gallery, Boston, and meets prominent collector Desmond Fitzgerald, who buys Maine Blizzard.
Summer: Returns to North Lovell where
he remains through the winter.
April: Seamus O'Sheel takes Hartley to 291 Gallery and introduces him to Alfred Steiglitz.
May: Hartley's first major solo exhibition held at 291. Meets dealer N.E. Montross, who shows him work by Albert Pinkham Ryder.
Summer: Borrows space in studio of friend Ernest Roth, where he paints Dark Mountain paintings after Ryder.
November: Returns to Lewiston.
1910: Winter: Returns to New York where he joins Stieglitz's 291 circle of artists and writers. Sees Rodin and Matisse drawing shows at 291.
Summer: Returns to North Lovell where he paints Fauvist landscapes with bright color and thick paint.
December: Returns to New York.