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"An Artist's Interpretation of New York History," a talk with Len Tantillo

  • Historic Huguenot Street 81 Huguenot Street New Paltz, NY 12561 (map)

Fall Harvest Gala donors receive a free reception and talk with Len.

Reception from 6:00 – 6:30 PM

 "An Artist's Interpretation of New York History"

From the artist: Over the past thirty years I have tried to illustrate aspects of the early history of New York State. The source of my inspiration is derived from the vast and varied knowledge of numerous New York historians along with the study of contemporaneous primary source graphic documents such as maps, drawings and paintings. I believe that picturing the past is one of the most effective ways to engage an audience, pique their interest and hopefully increase their awareness of regional history.

 Len Tantillo (b. 1946 - ) is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. Tantillo is a licensed architect who left the field of architecture in 1986 to pursue a career in the fine art of historical and marine painting. Since that time, his work has appeared internationally in exhibitions, publications and film documentaries. He is the author of four books, and the recipient of two honorary degrees. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Marine Artists. His work is included in the collections of the Fenimore Art Museum, the Minnesota Museum of Marine Art, Albany Institute of History and Art, Noble Maritime Collection at Sailor’s Snug Harbor, numerous historical societies, and corporate and private collections in the USA and abroad. In 2004 he was commissioned by the Metropolitan Museum of Art to create a painting depicting the Daniel Winne house as it may have appeared in 1755.

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Public Admission to talk - $15 general admission, $13.50 HHS members, seniors, students, active military members, and veterans