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Rocks. 1975, oil on wood panel, 17.5 (Credit: Handout)

Rocks. 1975, oil on wood panel, 17.5" x 14" painting by Louis Legakis.

Portraits of the artist

Cold Spring Harbor library exhibit fetes nonagenarian's work and the many hats he's worn in his lifetime.

Artist Louis Legakis with his daughter, Connie Robinson
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Artist Louis Legakis with his daughter, Connie Robinson and son Peter Legakis attend the opening, with his favorite self-portrait nearby at the Cold Spring Harbor Library and Environmental Center in Cold Spring Harbor. (Sept. 7, 2013)

Louis Legakis, 97, a longtime resident of Cold
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Louis Legakis, 97, a longtime resident of Cold Spring Harbor, is an accomplished painter of self-portraits. Seen here with his daughter, Connie Robinson with her husband Rick at the Cold Spring Harbor Library and Environmental Center (Oct. 11, 2013)

Louis Legakis at home painting the unfinished self-portrait
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Louis Legakis at home painting the unfinished self-portrait in 2010

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Louis Legakis Self Portrait 1950
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Louis Legakis Self Portrait 1950

Louis Legakis

Louis Legakis "Self Portrait" 1969, oil on wood panel, 18" x 22", his favorite self-portrait.

Louis Legakis Self Portrait 1975
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Louis Legakis Self Portrait 1975

Louis Legakis Self Portrait 1980s, oil on wood
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Louis Legakis Self Portrait 1980s, oil on wood panel, 14" x 18".

Louis Legakis
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Louis Legakis "Self Portrait" 1994, oil on canvas panel, 12" x 16"

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Louis Legakis
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Louis Legakis "Self Portrait" 1996, oil on canvas panel, 16" x 20".

Louis Legakis Self Portrait 2010, unfinished
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Louis Legakis Self Portrait 2010, unfinished

Louis Legakis, 97, at the Cold Spring Harbor
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Louis Legakis, 97, at the Cold Spring Harbor Library and Environmental Center, making a "live" self-portrait (Oct. 11, 2013)

Helen Legakis - 1962 (portrait of artist's mother)
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Helen Legakis - 1962 (portrait of artist's mother) oil on canvas panel, 14" x 18" painting by Louis Legakis.

Seascape. 1985, oil on wood panel, 24
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Seascape. 1985, oil on wood panel, 24" x 11" painting by Louis Legakis.

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Winter Landscape. 1999, oil on canvas panel, 24
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Winter Landscape. 1999, oil on canvas panel, 24" x 30" painting by Louis Legakis.

Fall Sand Dunes, Dix Hills. 1992, oil on
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Fall Sand Dunes, Dix Hills. 1992, oil on wood panel, 17.75" x 24" painting by Louis Legakis.

Louis Legakis sits in the garden he built.
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Louis Legakis sits in the garden he built. A lot of his inspiration for his paintings came from his surroundings, including this garden. (2002)

Rocks. 1975, oil on wood panel, 17.5
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Rocks. 1975, oil on wood panel, 17.5" x 14" painting by Louis Legakis.

Jade Plant. 1996, oil on canvas panel, 16
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Jade Plant. 1996, oil on canvas panel, 16" x 20" painting by Louis Legakis.

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Maple Tree in the Fall. 1994, oil on
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Maple Tree in the Fall. 1994, oil on wood panel, 18" x 24" painting by Louis Legakis.

Sand Dunes, Dix Hills. 1992, oil on wood
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Sand Dunes, Dix Hills. 1992, oil on wood panel, 18" x 24" painting by Louis Legakis.

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