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THE SUFFOLK TIMES
"Art that harks back generations" — Rachel Young, August 7, 2014

North Fork artist Wendy Prellwitz works in a studio once used by her great-grandfather

Two years ago, Peconic painter Wendy Prellwitz was in an artistic rut.

Tired of the oil-on-panel water scenes she normally created, she felt herself struggling to map out her next project.

"Every once in a while you hit a moment where you think, okay, I'm not sure what to do next," she said recently from her studio at High House, the bayfront home her family has owned since 1911. "I just didn't like the paintings I was doing."

But one day, as she sat in the Dutch colonial's kitchen and looked out toward its handsome sun porch, a proverbial light bulb appeared.

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THE SAG HARBOR EXPRESS
"The Prellwitz Legacy" — Helen A. Harrison, July 17, 2014

When Wendy Prellwitz was a little girl, she spent summers with her family ont he North Fork at High House, overlooking Little Peconic Bay, where her great-grandparents, the painters Henry and Edith Prellwitz, had his-and-hers studios,. She remembers her enchantment with the many paintings by both artists that were still there, and her fascination with the diaries and photographs that documented the artists' community of which they were a vital part.

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FINE ART CONNOISSEUR
"A Love of Art and of Place: The Prellwitz Family of Peconic" — Sara Evans, September/October 2013

A century separates the painter Wendy Prellwitz (b. 1950) from her great-grandparents, the artists Henry and Edith Mitchill Prellwitz. Yet by working in their studios in Peconic, a hamlet on Long Island’s North Fork, and by living in the adjacent home they shared so happily, she feels informed and inspired by them both. Like her ancestors, she has chosen Peconic, cherished by many artists for generations, as the place to evolve as an artist.

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THE CONCORD MONITOR
"At McGowan, the sound of regional voices" — Elaine Loft, June 23, 2011

"NORTH FORK ARTIST STUDIOS: FROM CITY TO COUNTRY"
Authored chapter in A Shared Aesthetic — Artists of Long Island’s North Fork, Hudson Hills Press, 2008

ARTS MEDIA
"Points of View" — William Corbett, March 15, 2003
"Through Irish Eyes" — William Corbett, April 15, 2003

EIRE / LAND
Exhibition catalog, McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College University of Chicago Press, 2003

THE NEW YORK SUNDAY TIMES
Art Review "Inside/Out" — Helen A. Harrison, October 27, 2002

DAN’S PAPERS, BRIDGEHAMPTON, NEW YORK
"Honoring the Artist: Wendy Prellwitz" — Marion W. Weiss, March 8, 2002 and December 1, 2000

THE SUFFOLK TIMES, MATTITUCK, NEW YORK
"Art Beat" — Liz Wood, October 26, 2000

THE BOSTON SUNDAY GLOBE
"Parallel exhibits don’t pack the same punch" — Gail Kelley, January 24, 1999


 
 
 
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