Hamptons Bohemia by Helen Harrison
Two Centuries of Artists and Writers on the Beach

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For more than two centuries, the Hamptons have been home to a vibrant community of artists and writers, lured by the golden dunes, refreshing breezes, radiant landscapes, and frequent visits from the Muse. It was here that Winslow Homer painted bathers and strollers on the ocean beach and Lee Krasner created her Earth Series in a cramped studio shared with her husband, Jackson Pollock. From Herman Melville to F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Steinbeck to George Plimpton, these are just a few of the gifted figures to draw inspiration from this famous and fashionable retreat. Richly illustrated with archival photos and reproductions of the artists' work, Hamptons Bohemia chronicles the evolution of a community and the colorful characters who have inhabited it.

 

About Helen Harrison

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Helen A. Harrison is an art historian, art critic for the New York Times, and director of the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center in East Hampton, New York. A resident of Sag Harbor, New York, she has lectured and published widely on 20th-century AmericConstance Ayers Denne a Professor of English at Baruch College, CUNY, is a leading authority on the work of James Fenimore Cooper. Her book reviews, lectures, books, articles, and other literary endeavors have earned acclaim in the United States and abroadEdward Albee , the renowned playwright and winner of three Pulitzer Prizes, is a longtime resident of Montauk, New York.
 
Published February 28, 2002 by Example Product Manufacturer. 176 pages
Genres: History, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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There's also gossip and hearsay (Willem de Kooning's daily check to see that Pollock, his former rival, was still buried in Green River Cemetery), and poem excerpts (Patsy Southgate, writing an elegy for Frank O'Hara after his death in a beach accident, longs for "those arrogant days/ before your...

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