'Montauk' Still Hangs in Montauk

"Montauk" by Kenneth B. Walsh, circa 1975, remains on view at Woodbine Collection in Montauk.

An exhibition of modernist paintings by Kenneth B. Walsh at the Woodbine Collection gallery at 649 Montauk Highway concluded on June 25, but the artist's iconic "Montauk" painting will remain on display at the gallery for another month, along with select reproductions of his work depicting the hamlet.

"Montauk," a triptych depicting the hamlet's docks, town, and beaches, was painted around 1975 in Hither Hills, where the late artist lived with his family, including his son Christopher Walsh, a senior writer at The Star.

The acrylic-on-canvas painting, slightly more than six feet long, drew many visitors to the back room at Woodbine Collection on Saturday, during the opening reception for the gallery's new exhibition, featuring sculpture by Luke Schumacher and photographs by Gary Kuehn.

"Kenneth B. Walsh: Montauk in the Seventies" opened at Woodbine Collection on May 27. It followed a smaller exhibition of Walsh's watercolor paintings, mostly depicting Montauk seascapes, at the Amagansett Library.

The artist's life and career were the subject of an article in the June issue of East, the magazine of The East Hampton Star.