Fitzgerald Legacy in the News
Key figure in development of Monhegan Museum retires
Robert Stahl has been involved in various capacities for many years, including promoting the legacy of painter James Fitzgerald.
Portland Press Herald | Bob Keyes | August 5, 2021
Robert Stahl, the longtime director of the James Fitzgerald Legacy and past associate and co-director of the Monhegan Museum of Art & History, is retiring from his volunteer leadership position with the Maine island museum. Stahl, who lives in Portland and on Monhegan, also served as museum treasurer for many years.
James Fitzgerald: Monhegan Modernist
A master painter inspired by Maine
Maine Boats, Homes, & Harbors | Carl Little | July/August 2018
Over the years, painters’ reactions to Monhegan Island have been enthusiastic. In a letter to his wife Emma in 1911, George Bellows expressed his awe in this simple testimonial: “[Monhegan] is possessed of enough beauty to supply a continent.” Writing about the island in his 1955 autobiography It’s Me, O Lord, Rockwell Kent echoed that thought. Monhegan, he wrote, “was enough for me, for all my fellow artists, for all of us who sought ‘material’ for art.
Rockwell Kent’s Monhegan home, studio added to national historic trust
Also receiving recognition was the childhood home of Edward Hopper in Nyack, New York.
Portland Press Herald | Bob Keyes | February 12, 2018
The modest home and functional studio that the painter Rockwell Kent built on Monhegan Island, and which were later owned by the painter James Fitzgerald, have been accepted into the Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Preserving the Legacy of James Fitzgerald
A new book draws a complete picture of Monhegan’s most famous painter.
Portland Press Herald | Bob Keyes | January 7, 2018
Nearly a half-century since Fitzgerald died, his legacy is receiving renewed attention. The James Fitzgerald Legacy, a volunteer nonprofit organization that operates in coordination with the Monhegan Museum atop Lighthouse Hill on the island, has published a massive catalog of the artist’s work, “James Fitzgerald: The Drawings and Sketches,” that’s based on the artist’s sketchbooks.
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