Peconic art colony


A colony of artists settling in the area of the picturesque village of Peconic on the North Fork of Long Island in the early 20th century. It was a quieter place than the more settled South Fork of the Island and provided scenes for landscape painters of farms, country roads, serene bays, and boats in Long Island Sound inlets. Early artist settlers were Edith and Henry Prellwitz, Irving Wiles and August Bell. Source:Lisa Peters, 'Henry Prellwitz', "The Poetic Vision: American Tonalism", (Spanierman Galleries, LLC), p. 160