WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART Founded 1930 by Gertrude V. Whitney 945 Madison Avenue at Seventy-Fifth Street New York, New Yorl< 10021 (212) 570-3600 Direct Dial (212)570 15 July 1980 William I. Homer, Chairman Department of Art History College of Arts and Science 318 Old College University of Delaware Newark, Delaware 19711 Dear Bill: My information on the Hartley-related names you listed is not much more than what was in the catalogue: Philip Hale was a painter and critic who mentioned the Hartley painting that had been included in a Rowlands Gallery exhibition in Boston; Desmond Fitzgerald's purchase of one of Hartley's paintings from this period gave Hartley enough money to return to Maine in 1908 and paint full-time; Hartley wrote a great deal about Mrs. Ole Bull and so my knowledge of her is more complete, but her basic overlap with Hartley is that she was associated with Green Acre and gave Hartley an exhibition in her home following his summer at Green Acre. The other names do not ring a bell. I am curious to know who they are — I don't want to turn the tables and make work for you, but I would love to hear from you about their connection with Hartley if you get a chance. With all best regards. Barbara Haskell Curator
William Innes Homer Papers. Georgia OKeeffe Museum Research Center Archives.
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