Also known as Gunther Hartwick (dates unknown), the artist was active between 1847 and 1869. Hartwick carried on the landscape traditions of the seventeenth-century Dutch, George Henry Durrie and Thomas Birch. He was in New Haven, Connecticut in the 1840s. Outstanding compositions, contrasting textures and considerable animation distinguish his works. He achieved a great, powdery softness when brushing in areas of fallen snow on trees. One particular motif that Hartwick used was a hole cut through a frozen river surrounded by small blocks of ice. He exhibited two landscapes in the American Art-Union in 1849.
Hartwick's canvases may be found in the following institutions: the Chicago Historic
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