American, 1877–1943. Volumetric forms, rich colors and bold lines traversed the canvases of American modernist painter, Marsden Hartley. The artist possessed the capacity to capture a pristine aura of the landscapes, figures and still life he painted and render them into forms that evoked a poetic sense of calm. An influential modernist, Hartley was known for his deep attachment to nature and was a member of Alfred Stieglitz’s groundbreaking circle. He painted almost every place he visited in his signature style recognized as exaggerated because of the strong outlines and flatted spaces. One of his most admired paintings remains to be Portrait of a German Officer (1914), an abstract depiction of the military life of a friend.