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The friends were two of the very last of a glittering and venerated generation of artists and writers
In a Douglas Rodewald photograph from 1957, Jane Freilicher, left, holds up a corner of her painting “Opening Night” while Jane Wilson holds up the other.
Jane Freilicher’s “Pheasant Quill Landscape‚” from 1992.Jenny Gorman for the Drawing Room
Jane Freilicher’s undated oil “Untitled (Mecox Bay),” Jenny Gorman for the Drawing Room
Jane Wilson’s 1964 oil on linen “View From Seven Ponds Bridge,”Jenny Gorman for the Drawing Room
An oil from 1983, Jane Wilson’s “Rain on Avenue B,”
Jane Freilicher’s “Flowers and Pine Trees,”
Jane Wilson's 1981 oil, “Seven Green Apples,” from the Parrish Art Museum permanent collection.
A photograph taken by John Jonas Gruen in Water Mill in 1959 includes many players from the New York art scene. Front row: Robert Rauschenberg, Steven Rivers (standing), Larry Rivers, Herbert Machiz, Grace Hartigan (lying down), and John Myers. Back row: Maxine Groffsky, Joe Hazan, Mary Abbott, Jasper Johns, Sondra Lee, Jane Freilicher, Roland Pease, and Tibor de Nagy.

An alchemist at work
Tracy Harris took a break from the rigors of encaustic painting with Ruby, her studio assistant. Mark Segal
“Reticle” by Tracy Harris
The swirling lines and dynamic forms of “Pyxidia” are typical of Tracy Harris’s paintings.

A six-time Grammy Award-winning trumpeter turns 70 on Nov. 27
Randy Brecker, a trumpeter who lives in East Hampton, will celebrate his 70th birthday on Nov. 27 with a gig at B.B. King Blues Club and Grill in Manhattan.

“Painting is what makes life worthwhile,”
Cornelia Foss was on hand to help install her retrospective at Guild Hall on Oct. 22. Jennifer Landes
Cornelia Foss’s “In the Studio,” from 1982, is the earliest painting in the show at Guild Hall. Barbara Jo Howard
Cornelia Foss’s “Oyster Shell” was painted in her studio three years before her husband died in 2009, but has the same somber tone of her recent works. Barbara Jo Howard Photos
A portrait of her husband, Lukas Foss, was painted the same year.

In his early 60s, with a distinguished career in hand, Mr. Rosenblatt wasn’t about to rest on his laurels
Roger Rosenblatt enjoyed a relaxing moment under the watchful eye of his labradoodle, Molly. Mark Segal

“The roots of my work are in Dada,”
Jim Gemake surveyed a portion of his inventory of found objects in his basement studio in Water Mill. Mark Segal
Arrows figure in many of Jim Gemake’s pieces, including “Neither Here Nor There.”,left. “The Other Side of the Moon”, right, reflects his interest in texture, shape, and color.

She discovered she could combine “my love of words with the graphic aspects of painting,”
Stephanie Brody-Lederman lives and works in an architectural masterpiece, both inside and outside, in Northwest Woods. Jennifer Landes
“It Began With My Dog,” above, and “Under the Extra Blanket,” below, will be part of Guild Hall’s upcoming exhibition of recent works by Stephanie Brody-Lederman.
“High”Gary Mamay Photos

Moral and ethical dilemmas are at the heart of Lumet’s work
An extensive 2008 interview with the director Sidney Lumet provided Nancy Buirski with abundant material for her documentary “By Sidney Lumet.”
A cast of young and soon-to-be-famous actors surrounded Henry Fonda in “12 Angry Men,” Sidney Lumet’s first feature film.

“It was a time that everybody wanted to be in a band,”
Arlene Reckson, who had a decades-long career in the music business before refocusing her life here, captured at the Dock restaurant in Montauk.
The inner sleeve of John Lennon’s “Imagine” album depicts Arlene Reckson, above the word “Lennon,” upper right.

A lifelong love of books
Taylor Rose Berry brings a lifelong love of books to her store in Sag Harbor, where Stony Brook M.F.A. students work as booksellers, consultants on the stock, and “shelf talkers” in helping write synopses and recommendations posted on tabs throughout the shop. Jennifer Landes