Art-to-Art Talk

On May 16th, Art Historian Jayne Warman drew a packed crowd at the Yeager Community Room as she presented works of art the Conservancy has acquired as a part of its effort to bring the creations of early Bronxville artists back to our community. Among the works presented were two winter scenes by Sheldon Parsons (1 and 2) who captured the beauty of the Bronx River and surrounding woods; a spring landscape by WALTER CLARK that reflects this artist’s enthusiasm for painting the local scenery, particularly the woodlands along the Bronx River; a beautifully painted watercolor by WILL HICOK LOW that epitomizes his mastery of allegorical subjects; a charming scene of toy sail boats on the Bronxville pond painted by Will Low’s wife, MARY FAIRCHILD LOW, and bought in memory Jean Bartlett; a large and splashy still life of peonies by SPENCER BAIRD NICHOLS; an allegorical scene donated by Charles Hinton, Jr., PAINTED BY HIS FATHER and given to him as a wedding gift; and the most recent acquisition — a striking portrait of WILLIAM VAN DUZER LAWRENCE given to the Conservancy by Bob and Sarah Underhill. Bob is the great-great grandson of this Bronxville founding father.

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The Bronxville Historical Conservancy was established in 1998 to further the understanding and appreciation of the history and current life of the Village of Bronxville, New York. The Conservancy furthers its mission through the presentation of programs, publications, lectures, and special events that foster an awareness of the Village’s architectural, artistic, and cultural heritage and lends its support for projects designed to strengthen and preserve those legacies.