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Vincent Hartgen & Arthur Thompson featured works in Bangor this month!
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Looks like Vincent Hartgen's bio  is now included in Wikipedia...would any one like to add information? 
Vincent Andrew Hartgen. Born, 1914. Reading, Pennsylvania. Died, November 27, 2002. Spouse, Frances. Nationality, American. Field, Collector, Teacher. Awards, Black Bear Award · Distinguished Professor Award. Website, Official site ...
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Great Article in Portland Press Herald about VAH Award Winner Michael Lewis
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"The most important thing about painting is having something to say." VAH
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 Great to see the UM collection expanding! "No doubt the troves of visitors came for a rare glimpse of the extensive permanent collection, which was established in 1946 under Vincent Hartgen, a member of the art faculty and curator of the collection. Since 1946, the museum has amassed 3,800 works of fine art, with a focus on contemporary art dating from 1945 to present. Additionally, the museum maintains a rich collection predating that period. Among the artists represented in the collection are Berenice Abbott, Kathe Kollwitz, Andy Warhol, Edouard Manet, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso."   
Christopher Burns. For The Maine Campus. More than 200 people turned out Thursday, Jan. 16 for the much-anticipated opening of the University of Maine Museum of Art's winter exhibition. As central Maine's premier fine art institution, the museum staff prepared a rich and impressive showcase of ...
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Vincent Hartgen's influence not only touched his adopted state of Maine, but also reached out to a young girl, growing up far across the continent, in the high deserts of southern Idaho. Art was a...
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Keep on an eye on vincenthartgen.com. More items added to the gallery daily.
Storm Coast, Schoodic, 1969. Watercolor 24×36 inches, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Vincent Hartgen was a legendary artist, teacher, curator, and collector, who founded the University of ...
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Founder and Futurist 1914-2002
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Vincent Hartgen was a legendary artist, teacher, curator, and collector, who founded the University of Maine's art department and museum. A passionate advocate for the arts in Maine, he believed strongly in making art accessible to everyone, and worked tirelessly to build the University's collection. In his 36 years as museum director, he acquired 3,900 original pieces of art. Today the University of Maine Museum of Art's collection is the only art collection owned by the citizens of Maine.

"Vincent Hartgen was synonymous with Maine art," says Bob Keyes of the Portland Press Herald's Maine Sunday Telegram. "Hartgen was arguably the most important figure in Maine art for a good 50 years. He was a prolific painter, working exclusively in watercolors, and also an educator and advocate. He talked about the importance of Maine's cultural resources long before the phrase 'creative economy' gained any political currency."

He passed away on November 27, 2002 at 88 years old. His enduring legacy sustains as the arts in Maine thrive and his own art remains contemporary, modern, and collectable. Exhibitions and collections of VAH include the Beaux-Arts Institute of Design; the Smithsonian; the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis; the Brooklyn Museum; the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the De Cordova Museu; the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston; and the Chase Gallery in New York, among many others.

Currently, his art is available for purchase via the Littlefield Gallery, http://www.littlefieldgallery.com/. Proceeds benefit the University of Maine's campaign for the Stewart Hall state-of-the-art visual arts complex renovations, http://www.umaine.edu/art/?q=facilities.