Title:Marsden Hartley and Nova Scotia. First Edition
Publisher:  Mount Saint Vincent University Art Galery, Halifax, 1987, ISBN:0919616321 1987
ISBN Number: 0919616321 / 9780919616325
Seller ID: 425
[HARTLEY, Marsden] Marsden Hartley and Nova Scotia. Edited by Gerald Ferguson. Halifax : "Published in association with The Press of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and the Art Gallery of Ontario, by Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery", (1987). First Edition. "Printed at The Press of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design by Guy Harrison." Pp (6),7-181,(3). Illustrations and photos throughout. Large 8vo (190 x 242 mm), white and black card covers, with grey lettering to front and spine; with red art-illustrated dustjacket.
Marsden Hartley (b. January 4, 1877, Lewiston, Maine – d. September 2, 1943, Ellsworth, Maine) was an American Modernist painter, poet, and essayist.
Contains his Nova Scotia verse including "Cleophas and His Own: A North Atlantic Tragedy".
"'Marsden Hartley and Nova Scotia' brings together for the first time the paintings, drawings, poetry, letters and journal entries by Hartley from [the period of 1935 and 1936, where the modernist artist spent time with the Mason family in the Lunenburg County community of East Point Island]. Hartley's renditions of the 'simple piety and archaic beauty' of these fishermen, their isolated existence and dangerous occupation, bring new dimensions to the understanding of his art." - from the dj.
Forewords by Mary Sparling and Raold Nasgaard; Introduction by Gerald Ferguson; "Marsden Hartley's Search for the Father(land)" by Ronald Paulson Letters from Marsden Hartley to Adelaide Kuntz (1935-1936) "Cleophas and His Own: The Making of a Narrative" by Gail R. Scott. Marsden Hartley's Journal Entries, Nova Scotia,1936 Cleophas and His Own: A North Atlantic Tragedy Related Poems Plates Chronology of Hartley's Life and Work Selected Bibliography.