In our very first episode of Beyond the Frame, we take you behind the scenes into our painting storage where, together, we’ll explore the Harbor of Gloucester, Massachusetts through the eyes of Fitz Henry Lane. Imagine the feeling you get when you’re in your favorite place – the smells are sweeter, the sounds are music to your ears, and the light hits just right.
The works of Fitz H. Lane have a warmth and serenity that have set him apart as the first great maritime artist in the United States. In his 1850 oil on canvas, “Gloucester Inner Harbor”, Lane takes us beyond the frame to share his home town with us.
This series is made possible by the generous support of the Newport News Arts Commission and the York County Arts Commission.