George William Harting was born on December 11th, 1877 in Little Falls, Minnesota. Not much is recorded of his early years, except while still a young man, Harting longed for a career in the arts. He migrated towards New York City with the intent to study at the Art Students League, an Institution that was affordable to the student yet housed an illustrious staff. Like most beginning artists, he was required to use pencil crayon or charcoal to hone his abilities. Although the school encouraged individualism, some discipline was required. After completing the required course of prerequisites he entered the more advanced studios. The instruction encouraged direct observation of th
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