Marsden Hartley: The German Paintings 1913–1915 was edited by Dieter Scholz, foreward by Udo Kittelmann, essays by Ilene Susan Fort, Thomas W. Gaehtgens, Kaitlyn Hogue Mellini, Alexia Pooth, Bruce Robertson, Thomas Weissbrich, and Cornelia Wieg.
Marsden Hartley (1877-1943) is recognized in the United States as an important American modernist painter. This book documents the exhibition Marsden Hartley: The German Paintings 1913–1915 at LACMA which showcases twenty-five of the artist's seminal works from his years spent in Berlin (1913–1915).
In New York, Hartley belonged to the circle of artists glitz's gallery "291" where contemporary European art could be seen. Hartley traveled in 1912 to Paris and then to Berlin, where he witnessed the outbreak of World War I. The works that he created during these years, paintings filled with vivid colors and explosive forms, are his responses to the war and to the artists in Europe that he reacted against, artists such as Pablo Picasso, Robert Delaunay, Wassily Kandinsky and Franz Marc, A century later these paintings are still contemporary.
- 208 pages
- Numerous color illustrations