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Our Winter Art Show

May 2024
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The striped and tasseled hammock in Robert F. Blum’s Two Idlers (right) is the same one William Merritt Chase used in his 1884 work Sunlight and Shadow , which showed Blum and a companion in a backyard setting in Holland. Four years later, when Blum needed a painting to submit to the National Academy of Design, he took the hammock and bamboo table from his New York studio out to Brick Church, New Jersey, and painted his friend and fellow artist William Baer relaxing with his wife on their porch.

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