Livingston Manor, NY On Sunday, November 11th, at 3:00pm, the public is invited to a presentation by noted author Ed Van Put, together with his wife Judy, on artists who fished the Catskills and the art found in fly-fishing. The program will be held at Morgan Outdoors in Livingston Manor.
The Catskill mountains have played a dual role in American history - they not only attracted our country’s earliest and foremost trout fishermen, but also many of our first and finest artists. The presentation focuses primarily on the artists from the Hudson River School of Landscape Painters, including Thomas Cole, Asher B. Durand, and Worthington Whittredge.
There are many beautiful landscape paintings, some of which may be familiar; others will allow the viewers to appreciate what these artists found as they hiked, fished and traveled, particularly in the fall, through the Catskill Mountains. Their paintings brought the public closer to nature and as such, spurred tourism and an appreciation of the environment.
Judy will present the program and explain how fishing and art often overlapped; after which Ed will answer questions - either on the subject or on fishing in general.
Ed is the author of Trout Fishing in the Catskills, the comprehensive history of Catskill fishing; as well as The Beaverkill: The History of a River and its People, both of which will be available for sale and signed by the author.
This program is offered in concert with the “Streams: art in motion” exhibition currently on display at Morgan Outdoors, which is made possible in part with funding from a Sullivan County Arts and Heritage grant, funded by the Sullivan County Legislature and administered by the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance.