Vincent Hartgen's Maine Legacy
Vincent Andrew Hartgen: His Art and Legacy (Wildflower Lane Publishing, Twin Falls, Idaho, 2008. $55 softcover) is an affectionate and appreciative attempt by the artist’s sons David and Stephen along with Maine art critic Carl Little to document the life’s work of one of the icons of Maine art. Vincent Hartgen (1914-2002) was a fine watercolorist, a popular teacher at the University of Maine in Orono, and the founder of the University of Maine Museum of Art
In 2006, the Hartgen brothers published their mother’s memoir of the artistic life, A Maine Passage by Frances Caroline Hartgen, but this ambitious new family publishing venture is a 258-page survey and catalogue raisonn
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