Evening Storm, Schoodic, Maine No. 2
From 1937 until his death, Marsden Hartley painted annually in his native state of Maine, returning each year to a landscape that he described as “strong, simple, stately” and “brutal.” He adopted a boldly expressionistic, deliberately “primitive” style to convey his powerful response to this rugged, forbidding terrain. Evening Storm, Schoodic, Maine No. 2 evokes the violent power of the sea, with mountainlike white waves rising against the dark water and sky, at Schoodic Point in Acadia National Park.
- Artist: Marsden Hartley, American, 1877-1943
- Medium: Oil on fabricated board
- Dates: 1942
- Dimensions: 30 x 40 1/2 in. (76.2 x 102.9 cm) (show scale)
- Signature: Signed lower right: "M·H·42"
- Collections:American Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in American Identities: A New Look, American Landscape, 5th Floor
- Accession Number: 1992.11.18
- Credit Line: Bequest of Edith and Milton Lowenthal
- Rights Statement: © Estate of Marsden Hartley, Yale University Committee on Intellectual Property
- Caption: Marsden Hartley (American, 1877-1943). Evening Storm, Schoodic, Maine No. 2, 1942. Oil on fabricated board, 30 x 40 1/2 in. (76.2 x 102.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Edith and Milton Lowenthal, 1992.11.18. © Estate of Marsden Hartley, Yale University Committee on Intellectual Property
- Record Completeness: Best (83%)