Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw is hosting an exhibit featuring the works of John F. Gould (1906-1996). The exhibit, which is being coordinated with the Bethlehem Art Gallery, marks the beginning of the centennial year celebration of the artist and his talent. It will include a selection of original pieces, as well as giclee paper and canvas prints and will be on display from December 9, 2005 through January 31, 2006.
From the Statue of Liberty northward to Kingston, New York, Mr. Gould brought the historic Hudson River Valley alive in color and character. In a career spanning more than seventy years as an artist/illustrator, he painted the majestic Hudson River scenes of Bear Mountain, Newburgh, Beacon, Poughkeepsie and Saugerties.
A native of Worcester, Massachusetts, Mr. Gould studied art at Pratt Institute and later served as an instructor at the school for 22 years. He was a prominent illustrator for the Saturday Evening Post and an illustrator for many national corporations. In 1957, he established the Bethlehem Art Gallery, now located in Salisbury Mills, New York.
The exhibit at the physical rehabilitation hospital is open to the public on a daily basis and is free of charge. For additional information, call the Public Relations office at 845-786-4225.