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Blueberry Highway, Dogtown

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Blueberry Highway, Dogtown

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Marsden Hartley
American, 1877–1943

Date

1931

Medium

Oil on composition board

Accession #

1977.49

Dimensions

18 1/4 x 24 inches

Location

Currently Not on View

Description

Enticed by the harsh and lonely landscape of Dogtown, Massachusetts, Marsden Hartley described this long-abandoned settlement from the late 1600s as a cross between Easter Island and Stonehenge. A leading practitioner of American modernism, Hartley created some of the most exceptionally powerful modernist expressions by any American artist. He was introduced to photographer and modern art promoter Alfred Stieglitz in 1909—a meeting that would change his life and place him firmly within progressive art circles of the time.

Credit

Purchase with bequest of Charles Donald Belcher

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