Hall of New York

Mohawk Valley

Cooperstown in Winter

Cooperstown in Winter

Cooperstown in Winter

Joseph Antonio Hekking

Oil on Canvas, 1870

Named after the village’s founder, Judge William Cooper (the father of James Fenimore Cooper), Cooperstown is today home to the Baseball Hall of Fame and the Fenimore Art Museum.

Cooperstown in Winter Artist Info:

Joseph Antonio Hekking (1830–1903) was born in the Netherlands and moved to the United States. He spent most of his career in New York and Connecticut and his art has been exhibited around the world.

On loan from the Fenimore Art Museum
In the Mohawk Valley-East Canada Creek

In the Mohawk Valley–East Canada Creek

In the Mohawk Valley–East Canada Creek

Attributed to Asher B. Durand

Oil on Canvas, 1845

The East Canada Creek is a major tributary of the Mohawk River and helps form the Mohawk River Watershed.

In the Mohawk Valley-East Canada Creek Artist Info:

Asher B. Durand (1796–1886) was a friend of Thomas Cole and a major figure in the Hudson River School movement. Durand advocated for realism in art and wanted artists to allow the natural settings to “speak for themselves.”

On loan from the Margaret Reaney Memorial Library
Little Falls, 1940

Little Falls, 1940

Little Falls, 1940

Beatrice Wose-Smith

Oil on Canvas, 1940

Little Falls is the site of a narrow gorge where the Mohawk River drops over 40 feet. Four locks provided a route for the old Erie Canal. Today, Lock 17 is the largest lock on the new Erie Canal. It is one of the tallest lift locks in the world.

Little Falls, 1940 Artist Info:

Beatrice Wose-Smith (1908 – 1971) studied art at Syracuse University. She then spent two years studying in New York City with artist George Luks, where she adopted the aesthetics of the “Ashcan” School, which found inspiration in the vitality of ordinary urban life.

On loan from the Everson Museum of Art
View of Lake Canadarago, by George W. King, ca 1880-1890

View of Lake Canadarago, by George W. King, ca 1880-1890

View of Lake Canadarago, by George W. King, ca 1880-1890

Oil on Canvas, 1950

View of Lake Canadarago, by George W. King, ca 1880-1890 Artist Info:

George W. King was a native New Yorker who sketched and painted landscapes

On loan from the Munson-Williams-Proctor Art Institute