The Long Lake Historical Society and the Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney Long Lake Public Library will present a lecture on Thomas Cole, a founder of the Hudson River School, by Matt DeLaMater on Friday, August 19th, at 7 pm at the Town Hall on Route 30 in Long Lake.
September, 2016 will be the 180th anniversary of Thomas Cole’s 1846 trip to the central Adirondacks and Long Lake. Many of Cole’s works were inspired by the Adirondacks and White Mountains , but it has largely remained a mystery whether there were any paintings remaining from Cole’s visit to the Central Adirondacks.
DeLaMater, a former Long Lake resident, is a Research Fellow at the New York State Museum. He will discuss the context of Cole’s career and 1846 trip to the Long Lake area. The presentation will feature Cole’s sketches and paintings, and more recent photographs of locations around Long Lake that Cole visited.
DeLaMater is currently working on a book for SUNY Press, An Artist in Search of the Wilderness: Thomas Cole in the Adirondacks 1826-1846.
Photo of Thomas Cole, courtesy abcgallery.com.