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COLLECTIONS CORNER

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Henry Prellwitz (1865-1940) was the son of Prussian immigrants who kept a cigar store on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. He attended City College and then the Art Students League, where he studied with such important artists as Thomas Dewing and Robert Reid.
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He traveled widely throughout Europe, spending time at Monet’s Giverny with a host of other visiting artists. After moving to Peconic with his wife, the artist Edith Mitchill Prellwitz in 1911, Henry Prellwitz painted in a variety of styles, including impressionism and tonalism. He painted landscapes and seascapes, and was especially drawn to the winding roads and byways of the North Fork. Like Edith, he was the endlessly dazzled by the play of sunlight and moonlight on the bay that stretched before their home, High House. His works are in major museums and collections. As Treasurer of the National Academy, he saved it from insolvency when, a few months prior to the Crash of October 1929, he converted their assets to gold. Ronald Pisano, who was the first scholar to recognize “The Peconic School,” noted that Henry and Edith Prellwitz were “one of the best-kept secrets in art history.”
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ANNOUNCEMENTS

In accordance with the governor’s executive order, Southold Historical Society, the Museum Gift Shop and the Treasure Exchange remain closed at this time.
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SAVE THE DATE!

An Online Art Exhibit and Sale will be offered on the Society’s website,
www.southoldhistoricalsociety.org, from July 1 – July 31, 2020.
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AAQ Resource: Westhampton Architectural Glass

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