Cooperstown in Winter
Joseph Antonio Hekking, Oil on Canvas, 1870
On loan from the Fenimore Art Museum
Named after the village’s founder, Judge William Cooper (the father of James Fenimore Cooper), Cooperstown is today home to the Baseball Hall of Fame and the Fenimore Art Museum.
About the Artist: Joseph Antonio Hekking (1830–1903) was born in the Netherlands and moved to the United States. He spent most of his career in New York and Connecticut and his art has been exhibited around the world.
In the Mohawk Valley–East Canada Creek
Attributed to Asher B. Durand, Oil on Canvas, 1845
On loan from the Margaret Reaney Memorial Library
The East Canada Creek is a major tributary of the Mohawk River and helps form the Mohawk River Watershed.
About the Artist: Asher B. Durand (1796–1886) was a friend of Thomas Cole and a major figure in the Hudson River School movement. Durand advocated for realism in art and wanted artists to allow the natural settings to “speak for themselves.”
View of Lake Canadarago, by George W. King, ca 1880-1890
George W. King, Oil on Canvas, 1950
On loan from the Munson-Williams-Proctor Art Institute
About the Artist: George W. King was a native New Yorker who sketched and painted landscapes.