Winter Bay

by Henry Prellwitz (1865–1940)
Oil on board
13⅛ x 19¼ inches

Artist Biography

Henry Prellwitz was a leading artist of the Peconic artists’ colony on Long Island’s North Fork; he is known for his figurative paintings and landscapes.

By Jenny Lyubomudrova

I. Biography
II. Chronology
III. Collections
IV. Exhibitions
V. Memberships
VI. Notes
VII. Suggested Resources

I. Biography

Henry Prellwitz was born on November 13, 1865 on 25th Street in New York City. He was one of the five sons of Randolph and Margaretha Prellwitz, immigrants from Eastern Prussia and Mainz, Germany.

Henry was an intelligent and precocious student, skipping several grades and graduating early from public school. He enrolled at the City College of New York at the age of fourteen to study classical literature. It was at

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