Frank Hanavan
Hudson River Park
Acrylic on canvas, 2013

Since he moved to New York from Buffalo twenty years ago, Frank Hanavan has been painting realistic scenes of the City. Attracted to qualities of light, his paintings depict shadows, reflections, and colors vibrant and drab, among the taxicabs and fruit and vegetable shops on City sidewalks. Recently the scope of his work has expanded to include the harbor, the Hudson and East Rivers, and the ships that sail on them. His most recent exhibitions have been nautical in nature and set aboard local historic vessels, the steamship Lilac on the Hudson River and the Lehigh Valley Railroad Barge #79, which houses the Waterfront Museum in Brooklyn. Last July Hanavan was honored as one of four Painters in Residence in Manhattan’s Bryant Park.