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Dedication Ceremony for Historic Painting
March 15 @ 2:00 pm
Port Jervis Free Library to hold dedication ceremony for historic painting
Port Jervis – A historic oil painting was recently donated to the Port Jervis Free Library by
Robert Eurich, owner of the community-oriented PortJervisNY.com website. The oil painting on canvas is titled At Port Jervis and attributed to artist, John Howitt (New York; 1885-1958) depicts an overlooking view of Port Jervis in autumn with only the roofs of houses and the golden tops of the trees in sight.
A formal dedication of the Howitt painting will take place on Thursday, March 15 at 2:00PM at the library. All are welcome to attend.
Artist, John Newton Howitt resided in Port Jervis with his wife Bertha from 1939 until his death in 1958. He painted pictures for advertisements, covers for pulp novels and leading magazines. The library’s display case this month showcases some of these works.
Our library is fortunate to now own three John Newton Howitt historic paintings. Two of the paintings are in the children’s room on the second floor of the library and the newest acquisition is on the first floor in the fiction room. The Howitt paintings will grace the walls of the library for years to come and will be enjoyed by all who enter the building.
The Port Jervis Free Library is located at 138 Pike Street in Port Jervis, NY. For more information please call the library at 845-856-7313.