Saturday, February 16, 2013 - Sunday, May 12, 2013
|This retrospective exhibition spans the 70-year career of artist Eugene Ludins, beginning with his residency at the Maverick colony in Woodstock in 1929. Ludins was a leading member of the Hudson Valley arts community, Ulster County Director of the Federal Arts Program of the WPA, and an avid baseball player. Dozens of paintings, drawings, sketch books, photographs and memorabilia illuminate the life of an artist who was both unique and emblematic of his time.
Eugene Ludins: An American Fantasist is organized by the New York State Museum and the Estate of Eugene Ludins. It is based upon an exhibition of the same name curated by Susan Torruella Leval for the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY New Paltz, on display there from February 11 – July 15, 2012.