Artist Harley Bartlett

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Harley Bartlett was born in 1959 near Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. However, having lived in Rhode Island for most of his life he considers himself a Rhode Islander.
He was educated at the University of Pennsylvania (BA, 1981) and followed up with studies at The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. (1984-85 year).

Bartlett has broad experience in the art world. He has exhibited his paintings in New England Galleries for over 30 years. His paintings may be found in many Rhode Island Institutions such as; Rhode Island College, Bryant University, Women & Infants Hospital, Newport Hospital, Lady of Fatima, South County Hospital, as well as; Aquidnick Land Trust, Kent County Hospital, Norman Bird Sanctuary Rhode Island Philharmonic School, the New England Institute of Technology, The Providence Art Club, The State of Rhode Island, The City of Providence, RI and the Town of Bristol, RI. He has been commissioned to create paintings for; the Amica Insurance Company, the East Greenwich Yacht Club, the Warwick Country Club and the Harvard Club, as well as countless private commissions. He and his work have been featured in many articles in publications such as; American Artist Magazine, Florida Architecture, Traditional Home Magazine, Home Gallery (R.I. and S.E, MA.) and recently Soundings Magazine.

In 2018; he won the Alden Bryan Memorial Award for Landscape at the Guild of Boston Artist’s annual members show, Best of Show at the Providence Art Club’s Fall Member show, first prize at the Bryan Memorial Gallery’s Land & Light & Water exhibit and in 2019; an award of merit at the Lyme Art Association’s Waterworks show and in 2020; third place in the Providence Art club’s fall member show. His work has been juried into many of the recent International Marine Art Exhibitions put on by the Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport (closed).

In 2010 he won the [...]

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