In Plain Sight

November 21, 2019 – January 30, 2020

Leonard Ochtman (1854 – 1934), "Grayledge Laurel", Ca. 1926. Oil on canvas, 29 ½ x 39 ½ in.
Leonard Ochtman (1854 – 1934), "Grayledge Laurel", Ca. 1926. Oil on canvas, 29 ½ x 39 ½ in.

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.

Sperry Andrews

John Atherton

James H. Daugherty

Ilse Gordan

Eugene Harvey

Robert Havell, Jr.

Wilfred Knox

Marcel Laquay

Herman Maril

Leonard Ochtman

Mina Fonda Ochtman

Robert Emmett Owen

Martin Pajeck

Senaka Senanayake

Andy Warhol