The 2008 book, Vincent Andrew Hartgen: His Art and Legacy, by Carl Little with Stephen and David Hartgen is available for purchase by contacting the University of Maine Alumni Association, 1-800-934-2586,

It is also available at some libraries or via interlibrary loan.


“A Maine art icon – Book brings to life the contributions of Vincent Hartgen, his place in history,” Maine Sunday Telegram, Bob Keyes

“Artist Vincent Hartgen honored in new book,” Bangor Daily News, Jessica Bloch


By Frances Caroline Hartgen



Published in April 2006, A Maine Passage is a two-part memoir by Vincent’s wife, Frances.  She wrote the first part in 1977 and the second, For Vincent: A Love Story, after he passed in 2003.  A beloved junior high English teacher, she was also the first special collections director at the Fogler Library. Frances passed away on November 11, 2006.

It is available from online book sites and at some libraries or via interlibrary loan.

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