What do the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Cafe 232 have in common?
The ART of Harlow Lent. (1907-1993)
Ernest Harlow Lent lived and painted in South Strafford, VT from 1947 to 1993 where he died at the age of 86. Painting in both oil and watercolor, Lent was a prolific artist. His inspiration came from the natural surroundings of the Upper Valley and from his keen observations of man at odds with himself and the trappings of society. He gained a loyal following as a regional artist having shown at several college galleries and at the AVA Gallery in its infancy in Hanover, NH. His career was celebrated with a retrospective at the Lebanon, NH AVA Gallery in 1994. Working as a WPA artist in 1938, he created an etching called "Placing the Girders", now at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Two of his works went on display at the Bryan Memorial Gallery in Jeffersonville, VT in 2012.
Stop by Cafe 232 anytime to view his work on display. And strike up a conversation with anyone in town about Harlow...many remember him for his contribution to our rich community. Many of the work on display is for sale. For more information, please use the 'contact us' page.