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138th Street & Broadway (Riverside Church)

138th Street & Broadway (Riverside Church)

138th Street & Broadway (Riverside Church)

Daniel Hauben

Oil on Canvas, 2007

Harlem is one of New York City’s most vibrant neighborhoods. During the 1920s, it was the birthplace of a cultural renaissance that has continued to influence artists, musicians, writers and architects to this day.

138th Street & Broadway (Riverside Church) Artist Info:

Daniel Hauben (1956-present) is an award winning artist whose works have appeared in galleries around New York City. He is best known for his oil paintings that capture the vibrancy of New York City’s streets and neighborhoods.

On loan from the artist.
Autumn

Autumn

Autumn

Craig McPherson

Oil on Canvas, 1980

Throughout its history, New York City’s iconic skylines have provide inspiration to countless painters, poets and writers who have constantly reinterpreted the City’s many diverse vistas, neighborhoods and people.

Autumn Artist Info:

Craig McPherson (1948- present) is known for his murals, paintings and mezzotint engravings of New York City which reflect his thirty years as a resident there.

On loan from Museum of the City of New York. Gift of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, Hassam and Speicher Purchase Fund, 1983.
Temples of God and Gold

Temples of God and Gold

Temples of God and Gold

Frederick Knecht Detwiller

Oil on Canvas, 1923

For over four centuries, New York City has been home to some of the most important religious, commercial and culture sites on earth.

Temples of God and Gold Artist Info:

Frederick Knecht Detwiller (1882–1953) was graduate of Lafayette College who turned to painting while studying architecture in Paris. He established studios in New York City and New Harbor, Maine. A painter of rural and urban landscapes, Detwiller was artist-in-residence at Lafayette from 1948 until his death in 1953.

On loan from Museum of the City of New York. Collection of Robert R. Preato, 1991.
Broadway Downtoan

Broadway Downtown

Broadway Downtown

Steven Katz (1951-)

Oil on Canvas, 1989

Broadway runs the length of Manhattan, through the Bronx and ends north of Sleepy Hollow in Westchester. The route dates from pre-colonial times and was used by Native Americans.

Broadway Downtoan Artist Info:

Steven Katz is a contemporary artist known for his realist and expressive cityscapes and street scenes of New York City.

On loan from Museum of the City of New York. Gift of Dr. & Mrs. William Perlow, 1996.
Times Square, 10:10 P.M.

Times Square, 10:10 P.M.

Times Square, 10:10 P.M.

René Bouché

Oil on Canvas, 1960

Times Square received its name when the New York Times located its offices there in 1904. The tradition of lowering a brightly lit ball on New Year’s Eve dates to 1907.

Times Square, 10:10 P.M. Artist Info:

René Bouché (1905-1963) was a master of social portraiture. Born in Prague, Bouché is best known for his work for Vogue (Condé Nast) and his illustrations for Saks Fifth Avenue and Elizabeth Arden. His work is deeply tied to the visual culture of New York City.

On loan from Museum of the City of New York. Gift of René R. Bouché, 1961.
St. John's Park and Chapel

St. John’s Park and Chapel

St. John’s Park and Chapel

Edward Lamson Henry

Oil on Canvas, 1905

St. John’s Park in lower Mahattan’s TriBeCa has been used for many purposes since the colony was called New Amsterdam by the Dutch in the early 17th century.

St. John's Park and Chapel Artist Info:

Edward Lamson Henry (1841-1919) was a Southern-born artist who moved to New York City to study art, and later set up a studio there. Henry served in the Civil War and painted primarily genre pictures, interiors, American colonial life and other historical pieces.

On loan from Museum of the City of New York. Bequest of Mrs. Ellen P. Moffat, 1960.
Junction of Bowery and Broadway, 1828

Junction of the Bowery and Broadway, 1828

Junction of the Bowery and Broadway, 1828

Albertus Del Orient Browere

Oil on Canvas, 1885

By 1790, New York City was the nation’s most populous city, which it remains today. In 1811, the City adopted a plan that established the current grid system of streets.

Junction of Bowery and Broadway, 1828 Artist Info:

Albertus Del Orient Browere (1814-1887) of Tarrytown, New York was the son of a sculptor. Browere was a largely self-taught painter who established himself in New York City and is well-known for eight paintings of scenes from the writings of Washington Irving.

On loan from Museum of the City of New York. Gift of J. Clarence Davies.
Hudson River Waterfront, New York

Hudson River Waterfront, New York

Hudson River Waterfront, New York

Colin Campbell Cooper

Oil on Canvas, ca. 1902-1921

The Hudson River has been the backbone of New York State, providing a vital link between the Atlantic Ocean and upstate communities.

Hudson River Waterfront, New York Artist Info:

Colin Campbell Cooper (1856-1937) studied at the Pennsylvania Academy under Thomas Eakins and started as a realistic painter. He later developed a distinctive Impressionist style and became a major figure in the American Impressionist movement.

On loan from the New York Historical Society
Manhattan Contrasts

Manhattan Contrasts

Manhattan Contrasts

Everett Longley Warner

Oil on Canvas, 1917

New York City became a “vertical city” with the construction of its first skyscrapers. Today, New York is home to more than 220 buildings that are 45 stories or higher.

Manhattan Contrasts Artist Info:

Everett Longley Warner (1877-1963) was an important figure in the American Impressionist movement and was an active member of the art colony at Old Lyme, Connecticut. He also designed camouflage for ships for the U.S. Navy during the First and Second World Wars.

On loan from the New York Historical Society
Building the 8th Avenue Subway

Building the 8th Avenue Subway

Building the 8th Avenue Subway

Arthur Weindorf

Oil on Cotton, 20th Century

The New York City subway system is the largest public transportation system in America. The current system has over 800 miles of track and carries over 5 million riders a day.

Building the 8th Avenue Subway Artist Info:

Arthur Weindorf (1885-1979) of Long Island City, began his artistic career as a cartoonist, then became a designer and engineer for the City of New York’s Public Service Commission. In 1919 he built his first subway model, and also made models for the 1939-1940 World’s Fair. Weindorf’s illustrations and maps of subways, as well as his non-subway-related works, were widely exhibited during his lifetime.

On loan from the New York Historical Society