In Germany, from 1922–23, Hartley painted a series of Southwestern landscapes, which become known as his New Mexico Recollections, and include New Mexico Recollection, 1923 (2008.06.01) and New Mexico Recollection #14, c. 1923. which may in fact include references to the Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona.
New Mexico Recollection #12, in the Blanton Museum of Art, is a darker and somewhat sketchier take on the same imagined scene, with two logs in the foreground and a large hill in the middle, with large clouds churning overhead.
Estate of the Artist;
[Rosenberg, July 1945];
[Babcock Gallery, New York, NY];
[Sid Deutsch Gallery, New York, NY];
Harvey and Françoise Rambach Collection;
[Gerald Peters Gallery, New York, NY];
Private Collection, Texas;
[Owings-Dewey Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM];
New York. Babcock Galleries. Marsden Hartley, 1877-1943: Paintings from 1910 to 1942 and a Bavarian Sketchbook of Silverpoint Drawings, 1933. March 1980, pp. 9, 12, ill. p. 12, cat. no. 6.
New York. Salander-O’Reilly Galleries. Marsden Hartley (1877-1943), Paintings and Drawings. March 6-April 27, 1985, ill. np., cat. no. 54.
Washington D.C. National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. American Impressions: Masterworks from American Art Forum Collections. March 27-July 5, 1993, no. 55.
Boca Raton, FL. The Boca Raton Museum of Art. Masterpieces of American Modernism: Selections from the Harvey and Françoise Rambach Collection. March 10-April 23, 1995, ill. “Index of Additional Works,” p. 68.
New York. Gerald Peters Gallery. The Harvey and Françoise Rambach Collection. September 30-November 20, 1999, pp. 20, 151, 285, ill. pp. 20, 151.
Tulsa. Philbrook Museum of Art. From New York to New Mexico: Masterworks of American Modernism from the Vilcek Foundation Collection (February 8-May 3, 2015); Phoenix. Phoenix Art Museum (June 5-September 6, 2015); Santa Fe. Georgia O’Keeffe Museum (September 25, 2015-January 10, 2016).
London. Tate Modern. Georgia O’Keeffe. July 6-October 30, 2016.
Elizabeth McCausland Papers, Other Research Files: Rosenberg, 1944-1952, undated. Box 19, Folder 4, Frames 10-11. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Agee, William C. and Lewis Kachur. Masterpieces of American Modernism: From the Vilcek Collection. London: Merrell, 2013, pp. 26, 66, 68, 69, 236, 266, ill. p. 69.
Pochoda, Elizabeth. “Freedom and the abstract truth: Jan and Marica Vilcek’s collection of American modernist art,” The Magazine Antiques (May/June 2013), ill. p. 99.
O’Hern, John. “Modern Manor,” American Fine Art Magazine, September/October 2013, ill. p. 61.
Watts Jr., James D. “Modern masterworks: Philbrook exhibit brings American masters to Tulsa,” Tulsa World, February 12, 2015, ill.
Abatemarco, Michael. “Assimilation Through Art: The Modernist Collection of Marica and Jan Vilcek,” Pasatiempo, September 25, 2015, p. 39, ill. p. 38.
Iman Issa receives the Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Fine Arts for exploring, through works of various media, difficult philosophical questions, such as the individual’s relationship to places, figures, and events that are collectively familiar, or the difference between experience and recognition.
Meleko Mokgosi receives the Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Fine Arts for paintings that rely on intensive research, reflection, and conversation in order to address widespread misrepresentation of Africa and Africans, and to accurately portray the continent’s complex social and political realities.
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