An exhibit of William Bruckner’s art continues through February, 2016, commemorating the centennial of Bruckner’s birth. The Historical Society’s exhibit will consist of landscapes, floral still life paintings and portraits. Most of these paintings will be for sale.
The Historical Society of the Nyacks is located at 50 Piermont Avenue, Nyack NY 10960 – in the historic Depew House directly behind the Nyack Library – open on Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m.
The remainder of the collection of William Bruckner’s paintings can be seen at Courtyard Crafts/Mary-Anne’s jewelry, 68 South Broadway. Mary-Anne Cotterall/McAdams is a retired Nyack art teacher who has operated a weekend jewelry shop in Nyack for the past 40 years and specializes in “recycling” elements of old jewelry into new creations.
William Bruckner was a beloved New York painter who captured his hometown of Nyack and neighboring landscapes in oil paintings, watercolors and drawings. Much of his artwork depicts the village of Nyack and the Hudson River Valley. He was also known for his still life paintings and portraits, particularly of theatre legend and fellow Nyack resident Helen Hayes and renowned black civil rights activist Mary McLeod Bethune.