Bill Sullivan: A Landscape Artist Remembered

January 15–February 27, 2011

The Hudson Valley and the art world lost one of their finest artists in the fall of 2010, when Bill Sullivan passed away at the age of sixty-eight. To honor Sullivan’s life and work, the Albany Institute presents five major canvases from the collection including View of Albany from Route 9J, a painting recently promised to give to the museum by donor Albert B. Roberts.

In 2006, the Albany Institute of History & Art presented a major retrospective on the work of Sullivan, an internationally known painter and printmaker. The exhibition and fully illustrated catalog, The Autobiography of Bill Sullivan: A Landscape Retrospective, featured fifty landscape paintings including his iconic views of New York state­—among them views of New York City, the Hudson Valley, and Niagara Falls— as well as images of the mountains, volcanoes, and waterfalls of the equatorial Andes in South America.