Henry Stephens Eddy (1878-1944)
An artist noted for his vibrant canvases of Nantucket's rambling lanes, alleys and light-splashed waterfront, Henry Stephens Eddy used a bright palette and generous amounts of paint, mixed with choppy, expressive brushwork to capture light at a specific time of day.
Indeed, a review of the Easy Street Gallery's first exhibition in the Inquirer and Mirror singled out Eddy for praise: "One feels in (his canvas) the beauty and quietude of the early morning." This gallery, opened in 1924, dominated the art scene in Nantucket at the height of the early Art Colony years and Eddy was an extremely popular exhibitor.
Born in Rahway, New Jersey, the artist later
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