Bridgeman is delighted to now represent the Heckscher Museum of Art. Opened in Huntington in 1920 by the German-American industrialist August Heckscher, the museum was a jewel of the North Shore cultural scene for the decade before the stock market crash and Great Depression. The Heckscher enjoyed visitors such as Louis Comfort Tiffany, Henry Clay Frick and Theodore Roosevelt, who came to see works by European Old Masters such as Lucas Cranach, Gustave Courbet and Henry Raeburn and American painters such as Edward and Thomas Moran, Asher Durand and George Inness. After those heady days, the museum fell on hard times and it withered for two decades until the town of Huntington rallied behind the collection. Its modern life began in the mid-50s and the Heckscher continues to expand it's collection to this day.
The earliest painting in the collection is Lucas Cranach's Virgin, Child, St. John the Baptist and Angels. In addition to a wonderful collection of 19th century American landscape painting, The Heckscher is perhaps best known for its holdings of works by two artists who called Huntington home, George Grosz and Arthur Dove.