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Hall Groat Sr: American Impressionist @ The Gallery at SUNYBroome
October 3 @ 8:00 am - October 28 @ 5:00 pm
Contact: Professor Hall Groat II, SUNY Broome Community College,
P:607-759-0058 | E: Groathp@sunybroome.edu
What: Art Exhibition, Renowned American Impressionist, Hall Groat Sr.
Where: The Gallery at SUNYBroome (gallery located in college library)
907 Front St, Binghamton, NY 13905
Free and Opened to Public!
Monday – Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 1 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 3 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
SUNY Broome Professor, Hall Groat II, of the college’s Art and Design Department, has curated an exhibition of his father’s original paintings and United Nations First Day Cover designs at SUNY Broome. The exhibit will be on view through October 28th. The artist has provided signed complementary UN First Day Covers that the public is welcome to take with them as a gift.
The featured pieces stem several decades back, an include impressions of the Erie Canal running through the heart of downtown Syracuse during the early nineteenth century, along with a dynamic depiction of the Boston Symphony performing outdoors for one summer evening at Tanglewood in Lenox, Massachusetts. One of the most notable history pieces is a radiant impression of the 256-foot ship named the “North Star” being sailed down the Hudson River by Cornelius Vanderbilt from Newport, Rhode Island during the mid-nineteenth century.
Hall Groat Sr, an American Impressionist painter is a native of Syracuse, New York, where he studied painting; worked towards his Master of Fines Arts degree and began his lifelong career as an artist. Groat has dedicated his entire full-time professional career, spanning over forty years, to pursuing his passion for art. The Berkshire Museum was the first of several museums worldwide to acquire a major Groat work. The Museum purchased the prize winner, Megalopolis, one of the largest of Groat’s railroad paintings. This is where the late Norman Rockwell first discovered him and invited the then twenty-nine-year-old to dinner in the Berkshires.
The United Nations awarded Groat with the honor of having a series of paintings for their stamp reproduction. The series of ten paintings is in the permanent collections of United Nations Philatelic Museum in Geneva, Switzerland. In addition, Groat’s paintings are included in the collections of notables such as President Jimmy Carter, the late Jacob Javits, Henry Kissinger, Fred Perry, Sir Michael Tippett, Christopher Keane, and the late Arthur Fiedler. Ambassadors among countless others have also invested in his work.
In recent years, Groat has turned his attention to the corporate world with emphasis on banks, churches, brokerage houses, and insurance companies. His work is included in numerous corporate collections throughout the world today. Clement Greenberg, one of the nation’s foremost art critics, once stated that “Hall Groat was an artist who could make it” and he was proven correct.
The Gallery @ SUNY Broome is located on the first floor of SUNY Broome’s library.
Directions to Campus
From Northeast (Albany)
I-88 West to I-81 South to Exit 5, right onto Upper Front Street (Route 11) to the campus.
From Northeast (Utica)
Route 12 South to Route 11 to the campus.
From East (NYC)
Route 17/I-86 West to Binghamton, then I-81 North to Exit 5, right onto Upper Front Street (Route 11) to the campus.
From North (Syracuse, Cortland)
I-81 South to Exit 5, right onto Upper Front Street (Route 11) to the campus.
From South (Scranton)
I-81 North to Exit 5, right onto Upper Front Street (Route 11) to the campus.
From West (Elmira, Corning)
Route 17/I-86 East to Binghamton, then I-81 North to Exit 5, right onto Upper Front Street (Route 11) to the campus.
From the Binghamton Airport
Airport Road south to the metropolitan area. Airport Road becomes Stella Ireland Road. Right onto Route 17/I-86 East. Route 17/I-86 to I-81 North to Exit 5, right onto Upper Front Street (Route 11) to the campus.