A Small Gem: Heckscher Museum of Art in Huntington, Long Island

A Small Gem: Heckscher Museum of Art in Huntington, Long Island

New York is well known for its giant art institutions but just to the east of the concrete jungle are lesser known gems like Heckscher Museum of Art in Huntington, Long Island. Last week on a cold and blistery day I visited the museum, which is small and closed in some areas for renovation, but the exhibition on view was no less stimulating. There are works that span 500 years but the majority of the works are from the 19th and 20th centuries. I photographed works that had emphasis on light and color, with permission, of course.

James C. Norman, Untitled #1, undated, oil on canvas

Adolphe Alexander Lesrel, French, The Card Players, 1878, oil on wood panel

Miriam Dougenis, American, Poor Butterfly, 1986, watercolor on paper

Ron Schwerin, American, Elegy for R.M., 1993, oil on linen

Aaron Bohrod, American, Rocks, Lake Superior, undated, egg tempera on masonite

Guy Carleton Wiggons, American, Snowed Under in New York, undated, oil on academy board

 Anthonie Verstraelen, Dutch, Winter Sport in Holland, c. 1630-40, oil on wood panel

Donald Ridgeway Knight, American, Waiting for the Ferry, 1885, oil on canvas

Maurice Prendergast, American, b.Canada, The Promontory, c. 1907-10, watercolor and pencil on paper

George Luks, American, The Circus Tent, c. 1928-30, oil on canvas

Margery Caggiano, American, Blue Bulb, 1974, oil on canvas (detail below)

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