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Two Centuries of Long Island Women Artists, 1800–2000

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The great-granddaughter of Peconic artist Edith Mitchill Prellwitz, also included in this exhibition, Wendy Prellwitz is part of the heritage of North Fork artists. Returning every summer to the studio her great-grandparents built, Wendy is inspired by the flowing waters of Peconic Bay. “I have returned to the subject of docks again and again over my years of painting and printmaking, partly because I am drawn to ‘in between’ places that connect land and sea. For me they are metaphors for the fixed things we hold on to, to feel grounded while immersed in the flowing, intangible world.” She studied architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design and painting and drawing at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She has been exhibiting regularly since the mid-1990s.

Beyond, 1997

Oil on panel

Long Island Museum 

The Ronald G. Pisano Memorial Collection

Gift of the artist in remembrance of Ron, 2001

March 3 – September 4, 2022

The Long Island Museum
curated by Nina Sangiminio

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