The Adirondack World of Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait

April 1–September 1, 2014

Few painters are so closely associated with images of the Adirondacks as Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait. His storytelling pictures of its wildlife, sportsmen, landscape, and rural community life resonated with 19th century Americans seeking respite from the fast pace of urban living.

See many examples of Tait’s original works that were subsequently reproduced as prints and marketed to a mass audience. His iconic paintings helped create and perpetuate the vision of the Adirondack wilderness as a sportsman’s paradise and his images helped define what is “Adirondack” about the Adirondacks.

This exhibition has been organized by the Adirondack Museum.