Hall of New York

Long Island

At Montauk

At Montauk

At Montauk

M.F.H. DeHaas

Oil on Canvas, 1880-1895

The easternmost point of New York State, Montauk played an instrumental role in early American shipping routes and became the site of the state’s first light house in 1796.

At Montauk Artist Info:

Mauritz Frederik Hendrik de Haas (1832-1895) was a painter who was born and educated in Holland. After relocating to New York, he was commissioned to paint naval scenes of the Civil War. This established his reputation as a gifted marine painter. De Haas developed an affinity for Long Island’s terrain and ever-changing atmosphere, which reminded the painter of his native Holland.

On loan from the Long Island Museum
Paradise Woods, Southold, Long Island

Paradise Woods, Southold, Long Island

Paradise Woods, Southold, Long Island

Whitney M. Hubbard

Oil on Canvas

During the Revolutionary War, Southold was a British command and supply depot, which supported military operations in and around New York Harbor. In 1777, Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Meigs of the American Continental Army led a group of Southold patriots in a daring raid against British ships anchored at Sag Harbor.

Paradise Woods, Southold, Long Island Artist Info:

Whitney M. Hubbard (1875-1965) was educated at the Art Students League in New York. He led a secluded life in Greenport, Long Island for seventy years, producing a body of marine and landscape paintings. When he died in 1965, Hubbard’s paintings were not highly valued, but have since gained recognition for their exceptional quality and authentic impressions of Long Island.

On loan from the Long Island Museum
Road to the Beach, Shinnecock Hills

Road to the Beach, Shinnecock Hills

Road to the Beach, Shinnecock Hills

Charles L. Wright II

Oil on Canvas, 1891

Named after the Shinnecock Nation, these sprawling hills in Suffolk County are the highest point on Long Island’s East End, and the only place on the island were one can see both shore lines.

Road to the Beach, Shinnecock Hills Artist Info:

Charles L. Wright II (1876-1966) was born in Long Island and lived there until the age of 15, when he left to study art in Paris. Following his studies, Wright gained notoriety for his landscape paintings, especially of the area surrounding Shinnecock Hills, and for his movie poster art for RKO studios.

On loan from the Long Island Museum
Southhampton

Southampton

Southampton

Albert Delmont Smith

Oil on Wood Panel, 1916

With the commercialization of steamboats and the expansion of rail lines in the mid 1800s, the unoccupied land on the Southern coast of Long Island became an ideal summer location for wealthy urbanites.

Southhampton Artist Info:

Albert Delmont Smith (1886- 1962) was a portrait painter who became director of the Heckscher Museum in Huntington, Long Island. Smith studied at the Art Students League in New York City, where he lived and worked.

On loan from the Heckscher Museum
The Calhoun

The Calhoun circa 1856

The Calhoun circa 1856

James Bard

Oil on Canvas, 1856

Long Island Sound has been a center of maritime activity since the 17th century. In the 1820s steamships began to replace sailing vessels.

The Calhoun Artist Info:

Born in New York City, James Bard (1815- 1897) had a long and productive artistic career. He took advantage of the great boom of steam engine building and devoted himself to depicting the vessels as they traveled the Hudson River. With shipbuilders, owners and captains as clients, Bard is estimated to have painted nearly four thousand steamboats. His works are known for their incredible clarity and accuracy.

On loan from the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
Afternoon at Rocky Point

Afternoon at Rocky Point (Target Rock)

Afternoon at Rocky Point (Target Rock)

James Long Scudder

Oil on Canvas, 1875

In the 18th century Rocky Point was used as a transshipment point for cord wood from Long Island to New York City.

Afternoon at Rocky Point Artist Info:

The son of a sea captain, James Long Scudder (1836-1881) is the earliest known and one of the most prolific of Long Island’s genre painters. Scudder’s work was exhibited in 1876 at the Academy of Art and Design in New York, though he was not acclaimed as a landscape artist until later in his career.

On loan from the Heckscher Museum
Oyster Bay

Oyster Bay

Oyster Bay

William Langson Lathrop

Oil on Canvas, 1933

Early Dutch settlers referred to the area as “Oyster Bay” due to the vast number of high quality oysters native to the region. Oysters were a staple of the colonial New York diet.

Oyster Bay Artist Info:

William Langson Lathrop (1869-1938) painted rural landscapes, usually in oil. Lathrop was also a devoted teacher and mentor of young artists.

On loan from the Heckscher Museum
Low Tide at Glen Cove Landing

Low Tide at Glen Cove Landing

Low Tide at Glen Cove Landing

George Clough

Oil on Canvas, 1867

The magnificent seaside vistas at Glen Cove and other sites along the North Shore made it an attractive place for 19th century city dwellers to build summer homes and vacation.

Low Tide at Glen Cove Landing Artist Info:

George Clough (1824–1901) was born in Auburn, NY and had studios in Manhattan and Brooklyn. He is considered a major painter of Long Island and New York City scenes.

On loan from the Margaret Reaney Memorial Library