The Life and Landscapes of James Hope
In 1872, landscape painter James Hope moved from Castleton, Vermont to Watkins, N.Y. – a small village on the southern end of Seneca Lake – where he spent the last 20 years of his life capturing the beauties of the glen on canvas. There are few reminders of Hope’s time in Watkins Glen. Hope is best remembered for his large canvases depicting the Antietam battlefield that he painted from sketches made during his service as a Captain in the Vermont Infantry during the Civil War. To bring this artist to life, author Frank Steber imagines Hope’s life from his days in Castleton, to his studio portrait in New York, N.Y. and finally to his life in Watkins Glen.
EXCERPT FROM Seneca Hope
paperback, 8.5 x 5.5, 128 pages