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LACMA's 'Marsden Hartley' show a moving study of German years
LACMA's 'Marsden Hartley' show a moving study of German years

I fully expected to enjoy "Marsden Hartley: The German Paintings, 1913-1915," the newly opened exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. And I did. Hartley was one of the two greatest painters the United States produced in the artistically tumultuous first decades of the 20th century — the other was Arthur Dove — and there hasn't been an L.A. Hartley show since 1998. What I did not expect was that the show would be so moving. The paintings Hartley made during a three-year European sojourn embody his startling artistic breakthrough. Call it modern public pageantry of private grief. What better place to undertake the effort than LACMA, which has...

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