Painter to Painter



Bavarian Alps
Marsden Hartley, American, 1877-1943
Bavarian Alps, Barmisch-Partenkirchen, c. 1933-34
Oil on board, 30" x 18"
Colby College Museum of Art
Gift of the Alex Katz Foundation

American painter Alex Katz is once again contributing to the museum’s collection—and once again the work isn’t his own. The Alex Katz Foundation will give six pieces by American modernist painter Marsden Hartley to Colby. The works span the full range of Hartley’s career and include still lifes and landscapes, including a dynamic view of City Point, Vinalhaven, from 1937-38. Both Katz and Hartley have connections to Maine—Katz spends summers in Lincolnville, and Hartley was from Lewiston. Since 2004, the Alex Katz Foundation has given the Colby museum more than 100 works of art worth more than $4 million.

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