Date(s) - 03/15/2018
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Port Jervis Free Library
A historic oil painting was recently donated to the Port Jervis Free Library by Robert Eurich, owner of the community-oriented PortJervisNY.com website. The oil painting on canvas is titled At Port Jervis and attributed to artist, John Howitt (New York; 1885-1958) depicts an overlooking view of Port Jervis in autumn with only the roofs of houses and the golden tops of the trees in sight. Artist, John Newton Howitt resided in Port Jervis with his wife Bertha from 1939 until his death in 1958. He painted pictures for advertisements, covers for pulp novels and leading magazines. The library’s display case this month showcases some of these works.
A formal dedication of the Howitt painting will take place on Thursday, March 15 at 2:00 PM at the library. All are welcome to attend.