Art: A Place in the Sun

More than a century ago a handful of romantic painters from Manhattan discovered the good life on summer outings to the leafy glades of the Catskills (and incidentally founded the first self-conscious U.S. regional group, the Hudson River School). Ever since, artists have made it a habit to pack up canvas and paints, take off for a working summer vacation. In the current paint-for-paint's-sake decade, artists continue to take the bus, borrow a car or hitchhike to the summer Bohemias, where they crowd the bars and grow summer beards.

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