Vincent Andrew Hartgen
(1914 - 2003)
Vincent Andrew Hartgen was active/lived in Maine. Vincent Hartgen is known for expressionist landscape.
Biography Vincent Andrew Hartgen
The name Vincent A. Hartgen is already considered synonymous with the arts by anyone familiar with his career as a painter, professor and proponent of the visual arts in Maine. Hartgen came to the University of Maine in 1946, recruited by then UMaine President Arthur Hauck, to build an art department. A month after arriving, Hartgen began spreading the word that UMaine was seeking to develop an art collection. He also created the first art education program for UMaine student teachers. "When he came here in 1946, there was no art program and very little art on campus," says Michael Lewis, UMaine professor of art. "When he arrived, he taught all of the academic courses, established the curriculum and established the program. H
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