The exhibition will focus specifically on rivers Richard Wengenroth painted in Sussex County, New Jersey.
Wengenroth holds a special connection with this section of New Jersey. Before joining the military, he enjoyed idyllic summer days in a simple wooden cottage built by his German immigrant grandfather on Culver’s Lake in Frankford Township. Years later, work brought him to Manhattan, but he never forgot that rural oasis in northwestern New Jersey. He returned to Culver’s Lake and found a rare century-old farmhouse which he purchased as a vacation home. A long-neglected barn was converted to an attractive light-filled studio.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.