Sunday, November 11th


A presentation by noted author Ed Van Put, together with his wife Judy

on artists who fished the Catskills and the art found in fly-fishing.


The Catskill mountains have played a dual role in American history – they not only attracted our country’s earliest and foremost trout fishermen, but also many of our first and finest artists. The presentation focuses primarily on the artists from the Hudson River School of Landscape Painters, including Thomas Cole, Asher B. Durand, and Worthington Whittredge.

Kauterskill Falls, Sanford R. Gifford, 1871. Gifford was an avid fly fisherman and one of many artists who painted and fished in the Catskill mountains

There are many beautiful landscape paintings, some of which may be familiar; others will allow the viewers to appreciate what these artists found as they hiked, fished and traveled, particularly in the fall, through the Catskill Mountains. Their paintings brought the public closer to nature and as such, spurred tourism and an appreciation of the environment.

Judy will present the program and explain how fishing and art often overlapped; after which Ed will answer questions – either on the subject or on fishing in general.

Ed is the author of Trout Fishing in the Catskills, the comprehensive history of Catskill fishing; as well as The Beaverkill: The History of a River and its People, both of which will be available for sale and signed by the author.

RESERVE a seat by calling us at 845 439 5507 or email to Seating is limited so first come, first served.

This program is offered in concert with the Streams: art in motion exhibition currently on display at Morgan Outdoors, which is made possible in part with funding from a Sullivan County Arts and Heritage grant, funded by the Sullivan County Legislature and administered by the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance. Thanks to the Catskill Art Society, as the fiscal sponsor.