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Rising From The Sea

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Trouble © Courtesy of Arkell Museum
Rising From The Sea

2 Erie Boulevard
Canajoharie, NY 13317
August 22nd, 2011 - May 20th, 2012
Opening: August 22nd, 2011 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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WEBSITE:  
http://www.arkellmuseum.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
other (outside main areas)
EMAIL:  
info@arkellmuseum.org
PHONE:  
(518) 673-2314
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Fri 10-5; Sat-Sun 12-5

DESCRIPTION

Jay Connaway (1893-1970) painted in an era marked by the economic, political and social upheaval of World War I, the Great Depression and World War II. He painted in a bold Impressionist style and critics in the 1920s called him “the greatest sea painter since Winslow Homer.”


Under the patronage of Bartlett Arkell, president of Beech-Nut Corporation and founder of the Canajoharie Library and Art Gallery, Connaway painted in Brittany, France. Arkell later provided Connaway with a house on the remote island of Monhegan, Maine. This exhibition includes paintings inspired by both the coastline of Monhegan Island and the landscape of Vermont.