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Winslow Homer's (Credit: Baker/Pisano Collection photo)

Winslow Homer's "Watching the Surf," 1883, is part of the exhibition "An Artful Life" at the Long Island Museum of American Art, History & Carriages in Stony Brook, opening March 1, 2013.

'An Artful Life: The Baker/Pisano Collection of 19th Century American Art' at The Long Island Museum

The Long Island Museum opens an exhibition of art drawn from one of the most important private collections on the Island assembled over the past four decades. "An Artful Life: The Baker/Pisano Collection of 19th Century American Art" is drawn from a trove of about 500 pieces acquired by Fred Baker and his partner, Ronald Pisano, who died of cancer in 2001.

James Abbott McNeill Whistler's
(Credit: Baker/Pisano Collection)

James Abbott McNeill Whistler's "St. Paul's," circa 1885, is part of the exhibition "An Artful Life" at the Long Island Museum of American Art, History & Carriages, Stony Brook, opening March 1, 2013.

Winslow Homer's
(Credit: Baker/Pisano Collection photo)

Winslow Homer's "Watching the Surf," 1883, is part of the exhibition "An Artful Life" at the Long Island Museum of American Art, History & Carriages in Stony Brook, opening March 1, 2013.

William Merritt Chase's
(Credit: Baker/Pisano Collection)

William Merritt Chase's "A Subtle Device," an 1881 oil, is part of the exhibition "An Artful Life" at the Long Island Museum of American Art, History & Carriages in Stony Brook, opening March 1, 2013.

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Irving R. Wiles'
(Credit: Baker/Pisano Collection)

Irving R. Wiles' "Peconic Art Colony," circa 1912, is part of the exhibition "An Artful Life" at the Long Island Museum of American Art, History & Carriages in Stony Brook, opening March 1, 2013.

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