Preservation Long Island has announced the Art of Edward Lange Project, a collaborative effort to reexamine the life and art of Edward Lange (1846–1912), a German immigrant and prolific landscape painter who worked in and around Huntington, Long Island during the 1870s and 1880s. Lange sketched and painted town centers, local businesses, and private residences.
The first phase of the project has been launched online, providing multiple ways for the public to experience Lange’s artwork and enrich our understanding of late nineteenth-century Long Island.
The Art of Edward Lange website brings together, in one place, nearly 100 of Lange’s artworks spread across more than 25 public and private collections. Featuring high-resolution photography and new research, the website is a valuable resource for understanding Long Island’s history and its ever-evolving landscapes.
The public can view original Lange artworks in the Cold Spring Harbor Exhibition Gallery, Friday-Sunday, from 11 am to 4 pm. Nearly thirty works by the artist, held in the collection of Preservation Long Island, create a kaleidoscopic window into late-nineteenth-century Long Island landscapes.
Preservation Long Island, along with the Town of Huntington Historic Partnership, are hosting a scavenger hunt and social media challenge to find and photograph the places Edward Lange captured in his artworks across Huntington. Stops will include local museums where several Lange paintings can be viewed in person through May 31st.
Visit The Art of Edward Lange Project online here.
Illustration: Edward Lange, [Northport, Lower Main Street], 1880 from the Collection of Preservation Long Island.