“Historic Artists’ Sites of Long Island”
The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation and grant recipient The Heckscher Museum of Art announce the launch of the new website Historic Artists’ Sites of Long Island, www.lihistoricartistssites.org developed by Graphic Image Group, Inc.
From the 19th century to present times, Long Island has held a special place in the creative imagination. From native landscape and genre painters William Sidney Mount and his family to modernist transplants like Arthur Dove and Helen Torr and the abstract expressionists who clustered on the East End, artists working in various styles and media, from traditional to experimental, have found common ground here.
Kathryn M. Curran, Executive Director of The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation describes the importance of these locations, “Long Island has a proud place in American art history. Offering exceptional light and air, along with inspirational vistas, artists have always flocked here to live and work. This website links the studios and homes of some of America’s greatest artists over centuries. It offers a historic view into another aspect of our region’s rich creative and cultural heritage. I strongly urge you to explore these places and support the stewards who are dedicated to their oversight and promote their legacy.”
The website is an online guide to discover the living and working environments of some of America’s most influential artists. Visitors to the site can explore these homes and studios, experience the surroundings that inspired the artists, and gain insights into their creative processes. Many of these locations are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Arthur Dove and Helen Torr Cottage, Centerport – The Heckscher Museum of Art
Arts Center at Duck Creek (artist John Little), East Hampton
D’Amico Institute (The Art Barge) (artists Victor D’Amico and Mabel Birckhead D’Amico), Amagansett
Dan Flavin Art Institute at Dia Bridgehampton
Elaine de Kooning House, East Hampton
Leiber Museum (designer Judith Leiber and artist Gerson Leiber), East Hampton
LongHouse Reserve (artist Jack Lenor Larsen), East Hampton
Pollock-Krasner House (Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner), East Hampton – Stony Brook University
Thomas and Mary Nimmo Moran Studio, East Hampton
Watermill Center (artist Robert Wilson), Watermill
William Sidney Mount House, Stony Brook – Long Island Museum
Inspired by the late Robert David Lion Gardiner’s personal passion for New York history, The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation, established in 1987, primarily supports the study of Long Island history and its role in the American experience.
For more information, visit rdlgfoundation.org.
The Heckscher Museum of Art is in its second century as a source of art and inspiration on Long Island. Founded by philanthropists Anna and August Heckscher in 1920, the Museum’s collection comprises more than 2,300 works from the 16th to the 21st century, including European and American painting, sculpture, works on paper, and photography. Located in scenic Heckscher Park in Huntington, the building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.