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In retrospect, painter Don Christensen was always headed for a career in art despite not embracing it as a career till midlife. As a kid, growing up in a small Nebraska farm town, he was ...

HAMPTON HABITUÉS

The Hamptons shoulder season is not without its own distinct benefits. With the slightly cooler air comes a few essential, and very welcome, perks. The beaches are just as glorious, and...

Hamptons Original

When Rick Friedman says, “I have some really nice paintings,” he isn’t making an idle boast so much as an understatement. The founder of Hamptons Contemporary: The Home Design and Décor Show has over three hundred works by twentieth...

Jake Rajs Magical Lensman

When Jake Rajs published his 2008 book, These United States, with an introduction by Walter Cronkite, Reader’s Digest wrote: “Not since Ansel Adams turned his lens on the Snake River has a photographer so glorified the American landscape...

Artists You Need To Know

One thing that distinguishes the work of Shelter Island artist, Sylvia Hommert, is her use of unusual materials – from crystalline mineral salts to metal leaf. It’s all in her effort to capture the “liquid and fluid nature of light,” she says. “I am...

Artists You Need To Know

Former commercial artist Dalton Portella now earns his living as a fine artist, photographer, and sometime musician. After a successful career in advertising, the last decade creating movie posters for Miramax Films –from Pulp Fiction to Aviator – he moved to Montauk to “forsake the almighty dollar to concentrate on fine art.”

After Calder

The mobiles and sculptures of Geoffrey Kuzara are an expression of the Wyoming native’s long immersion in the natural world. And yet he is not the kind of artist who deals in faithful renderings of flora and fauna. All the wild creatures in his remarkable bestiary--herons in repose, raptors in flight, monolithic fishes--suggest elemental forms.

Artists to Know

There aren’t too many Hamptons real estate professionals (if any) who can claim to be both a working artist and have an entry on Internet Movie Data Base (IMDb.) After pursuing an acting career in New York, Joseph De Sane moved to the South Fork where the thespian switched to a career in real estate, a move that has led to his current position as a manager at Compass. More on his IMDB credits later.

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