Artist Discusses Methods for Recreating Historic Scenes
Museum’s virtual lecture hosts artist Len Tantillo
KINGSTON, N.Y. – The Hudson River Maritime Museum is pleased to host artist Len Tantillo for “Picturing Rondout and Other Hudson River Stories” on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. as part of the Follow the River Lecture Series, sponsored by Rondout Savings Bank.
The program will focus on the extensive research and the story behind Len Tantillo’s detailed painting of the Mary Powell and the Port of Rondout, depicting a vital and dynamic river port at the height of its golden age. Using maps and period photographs, Len will take us through the step-by-step process of creating a complex and historically accurate painting. He will also provide insights into his techniques for recreating the past.
A giclee of Tantillo's 2019 painting of the Mary Powell and the Port of Rondout is currently on display in "Mary Powell: Queen of the Hudson," a new exhibit at the Hudson River Maritime Museum.
Len Tantillo has been painting New York State historical subjects for over 40 years. His work has appeared nationally and internationally in publications and various media programs. His original paintings have been featured in exhibitions and collections in museums around the world and he has had works commissioned by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Fenimore Art Museum, New York State Office of Parks and Recreation, and more.
Tickets are $5 for the general public and free for Hudson River Maritime Museum members. Those interested in attending can view upcoming lectures and register at www.hrmm.org/lecture-series.
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