For his majestically-composed, light-suffused western landscapes, this notable 20th Century exponent of Classical Romanticism has been favorably compared to Old Masters such as Albert Bierstadt and John Constable. These comparisons to the greatest members of the Romantic tradition are not accidental. As a young artist, Hartwig ceaselessly researched the methods and techniques of the old masters, frequently grinding his own pigments in order to achieve the purity of color that he sought. The resulting jewel-like luminosity of his atmospheric landscapes is surpassed by no other living artist. Heinie Hartwig’s western landscapes may be found in the permanent collections of museums nation-wide and are much sought-after at auction. We are pleased to offer a large and important example of the work of this notable modern master.
Reference: Davenport’s Art Reference Guide, 2003/4 Edition, p. 1105