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1877-1900
1901-1910
1911-1920
1921-1930
1931-1943

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.

1909: March: Takes paintings to Boston to show Charles and Maurice Prendergast, who write letters of introduction to William Glackens. Hartley goes to New York where he shows work to some of "The Eight" at Glacken's studio.

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.

 

 


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