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Dark Harbor | Stow Wengenroth
An original lithograph print, “Dark Harbor," by American artist and printmaker, Stow Wengenroth. It dates to 1932 and is likely of a scene on Grand Manan Island in New Brunswick. The print is one of 20 lithographs by Wengenroth of scenes of the Passamaquoddy region that the Tides Institute & Museum of Art has acquired for its collections over the past 18 years. Born in New York City in 1906, Wengenroth learned lithography in the later 1920s, early 1930s while a student at the summer art school based out of New York City that operated at Eastport from 1922 to 1936. He later taught at the summer school. From 1931 to 1933, he created 33 lithographs of scenes in the Passamaquoddy region, many are clearly Eastport, others, like “Dark Harbor,” look like Grand Manan. Wengenroth went on to have a long and successful career as an artist and printmaker. He died in 1978. In his early work in the area, Wengenroth produced some of his most imaginative and dramatic work. After his early period as an artist, he sort of settled down while continuing to produce a great many excellent and technically flawless works. Building a collection of Wengenroth’s works from the area has been part of the Tides Institute’s long term effort to rebuild some of the cultural legacy of this region, so much of which has been hidden, dispersed or seemingly lost. The Tides Institute’s current Wengenroth lithographs can be viewed online through the institute’s web based collections resource: http://www.tidesinstitute.org/place/browseArt.php?collection=22. The Tides Institute hopes to secure the remaining 13 Wengenroth prints of the region for its collections over the next decade and to mount an exhibition of its Wengenroth lithographs. Artist: Stow Wengenroth Medium: Lithograph Classification: Prints Circa: October, 1932 9 1/8" x 12 13/16" Edition of 50 Old Accession Number: 295