Spuyten Duyvil (Bridges on the Hudson)

by Jack Lorimer Gray (1927–1981)
Oil on canvas
26 x 40⅛ inches
Signed lower left: JACK L. GRAY–∙∙; on stretcher bar: Spuyten Duyvil


Quester Gallery, Stonington, Connecticut

Private collection, Connecticut

Note: Jack Lorimer Gray depicts Spuyten Duyvil in the Bronx. The hilly terrain provided the artist with a scenic viewpoint, overlooking both the Spuyten Duyvil Creek and Hudson River. This scene includes three bridges—the Henry Hudson Bridge on the left, a railroad bridge to the right, and the George Washington Bridge in the distance.

Artist Biography

Best known for his marine and harbor paintings, Jack Lorimer Gray was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and studied at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. After two years, he left school and went on sketching trips both alone and with former classmate Joseph Purcell, living above a fish store. By the mid-1940s, his interest in marine subjects was so strong that rather than drawing the figures in his life drawing classes at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, he instead sketched a boat hull. He went on to spend several seasons with a Nova Scotia dory-fishing fleet,

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