New York's Hawthorne Fine Art presents a new gallery catalogue titled Summer Reading: American Paintings & Prose, a lovely little booklet that can serve as a reading companion during summer travels.
In Summer Reading, Hawthorne has paired passages from great works of American literature with a beautiful selection of their current offerings. James Fenimore Cooper is paired with Alfred Bricher; Soren Emil Carlsen with Herman Melville; Walter Launt Palmer with Henry David Thoreau; Paul Cornoyer with Edith Warton; William Hart with Mark Twain. It is a feast of text and image that immerses the reader in American cultural history.
As gallery owner Jennifer Krieger explains in her introduction, “We wish to create an intimate connection between the artworks and you, one in which you sense their fascinating past and where they can serve as companion in your present.”