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Prince Building:

54325 Main Rd., Southold NY 11971

Museum Complex:

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Nautical Museum at Horton Point Lighthouse:
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New art book "A Shared Aesthetic"

The Society's major book project on the Artists of Long Island's North Fork is here!

"A Shared Aesthetic: Artists of Long Island's North Fork"

The New York Times art critic called the Society's art book "of enduring significance"

WINNER! - Award for Scholarship & Research - from the Greater Hudson Heritage Network (2008)


* Over 275 Biographies of Artists who lived & worked here prior to 1969!!

* Ten (10) Chapters about the history of art on the North Fork!!

* Nearly 200 photographs of paintings, sculpture, and the artists!


Since its settlement by British colonists in the 17th century, the North Fork of Long Island, New York has attracted artisans of all types, from cabinetmakers to clockmakers and builders to boat-wrights. Beginning in the mid 19th century American artists began to explore the area in depth, visiting its picturesque towns and village, its untouched landscapes and pristine coastlines. Later, many of these visiting artists built or bought properties on the North Fork, and made it a place to call home.

A Shared Aesthetic: Artists of Long Island’s North Fork explores the history of the many painters, printmakers, and sculptors who lived, worked, and exhibited on the North Fork. It documents over three-hundred years of the rich artistic and cultural history of the area through original letters, diaries, photographs and the artworks themselves. For the first time, this book provides a comprehensive resource on the artists, their homes and studios, relationships, and their impact on the community. New research, including biographies of over two hundred and seventy-five artists, make A Shared Aesthetic a must for those interested in the history of American art.


Including Jim Grathwohl, Norman Wamback, Wendy Prellwitz, Sara Evans, and others!


GEOFFREY K. FLEMING is the Director of the Southold Historical Society. He specializes in the art and history of Long Island and is the author of several books, catalogs, and articles concerning the subject, including Lemuel Maynard Wiles: American Painter and Gladys Lee Wiles, N.A.: Rival of Her Father.

SARA EVANS is a respected editor and writer who has written for the New York Times, Town & Country, House Beautiful, Martha Stewart Living, and a host of other publications. She is the co-author of The Outdoor Living Room, published by Clarkson Potter, and is the East Coast Editor of Art of the Times magazine.


AMEI WALLACH, is a noted art critic, author, filmmaker, and television commentator. She was for many years an on-air art essayist on the MacNeil/Lehrer Newshour and chief art critic for New York Newsday. She is the author of Ilya Kabakov: The Man Who Never Threw Anything Away, as well as Reflections on Nature: Paintings by Joseph Raphael.

$50.00 *

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Reserve your copy today by calling (631) 765-5500

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