Rosella Hartman (1894-1993) A fine American painter, etcher and lithographer, Rosella Hartman studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and at the Art Students League of New York. Beginning her career primarily as a painter, Rosella Hartman exhibited her work throughout the 1920's in New York, Boston and Washington.

Tiger, Tiger lithograph Two Deer lithograph

Around 1919 Rosella Hartman moved to Woodstock, New York, and married the local sculptor, Paul Fiene (1899-1949). At this time, Woodstock was a leading center for the arts. Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Emile Ganso, Grant Arnold, Harry Gottlieb, Arnold and Lucille Blanch and many other fine artists all settled there. Most were accomplished print makers and it was here that Rosella Hartman experimented with her first original lithographs and etchings. She became a full member of the Woodstock Artists Association in 1919 and exhibited her prints and paintings with this Society for the following twenty years. Her art has also been exhibited at important private and public institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Chicago Art Institute, the Whitney Museum, the Woodstock Art Gallery, the Dallas Museum, as well as participating in important national shows such as those held by the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Rosella Hartman received the prestigious Guggenheim award in 1934 & 1938. In 1945, she received the American Academy of Arts and Letters as well as the National Intitute of Arts and Letters awards. It was the second consecutive award given to a Woodstock artist during that year.

Pheasant lithograph untitled lithograph

Rosella Hartman was an accomplished landscape and still life artist. Her most important works of art, however, were in the genre of animal studies. During the 1930's she created popular lithographs of deer, raccoons, foxes, bears, wild cats and other inhabitants of the forests around Woodstock. Many American galleries, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the Corcoran Gallery, the Carnegie Institute, the Butler Museum of American Art and the Boston Museum of Fine Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art include examples of her original prints and drawings in their collections.

Lotus lithograph untitled lithograph

untitled lithograph Roses chine colle