Portrait and Plaque
Portrait and Plaque, Painting By Edwin Forest Murdock

Plaque, Dowling College Library Reference Room
Plaque, Dowling College Library Reference Room

This plaque reads:

Sunday, October 25, 1992
Dowling College Restoration Committee
Dowling College Friends of the Library
generously donated 20 pieces of historic art
to be hung throughout the Dowling campus
These original artworks were created
by residents of the famous
Idle Hour Artist’s Colony during the 1920s and
are an integral part of local history

Here is a list of the Idle Hour Artist Colony Artists in the collection of the Dowling College Library.

These works are on display in the Reference Room on the first floor of the Library.

Robeson Gore

August Hunt

Bibi McManus

Edwin Forest Murdock

Art of Unknown Artists

These works are available by appointment with the Special Collections Librarian:

Roman “Bon” Bonet-Sintas

Lynn Morgan

Carl Nordell

Roselle Osk


Harry Allen Weston

Do you have information to add? Then please contact Diane Holliday.

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