All of the works of art in this show belong to the Library’s permanent collection and have been hanging in various locations, often behind closed doors. Now they are being exhibited together along with stories of each artist and information about their artwork.
Since Greenwich is a coastal town, it is not surprising that a number of the works have a waterfront theme, but the images are remarkably varied in style, color, and execution.
Mina Ochtman and her husband Leonard were members of the Cos Cob Art Colony that flourished at the turn of the 20th century and fostered American impressionism. Both his “Grey Ledge Laurel” and her “When Autumn Comes” feature local landscapes, rolling hills, and soft colors that reflect their affection for their surroundings.
People familiar with the Library’s meeting room will recognize Robert Emmett Owen’s “Autumn Trees”. The Library’s art collection also includes “Leopards” an early work by Senaka Senansyaka. Three of Andy Warhol’s flower drawings grace the far wall of the exhibit, adding yet another dimension to the library collection.