First painting purchased by The Fine Arts Society of Sarasota for their permanent art collection of Florida artists.

Descending Yellows by Hilton Leech

Hilton Leech was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut in 1906 and passed away in 1969.

He studied with George Luks, Archile Gorky and George Pearse Ennis at the Grand Central Art School; Art Students League, NYC.

Hilton held membership and held office in many prestigious organizations: Florida Artists Group, 1952, 1953, president; Palm Beach Art League; Florida Federation of Art; American Watercolor Society; Philadelphia Watercolor Club; Salmagundi Club; Allied Artists; Knickerbocker Artists; Sarasota Art Association; Casein Painters Society; Ringling Art School; Art League of Manatee County; Atlanta Art Association.

VAN WEZEL TOURS

Art Collection on Display at the Van Wezel

Since 1970, the Fine Arts Society has been acquiring works of art and displaying them at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. The collection contains 51 pieces by Florida artists and represents a wide range of media and styles dating from the 1930's to the present.

Join a Docent-led tour of our collection at the Van Wezel and learn more. Guides will walk you through the gallery of paintings and sculptures from Florida’s most renowned artists as well as provide a backstage tour of the Van Wezel.


Dates: Second Monday of the Month - October through May at 10:00 AM
October 14, December 9, January 13, February 10, March 9, April 13 & May 11

Tour reservations and tickets: 941-953-3368
Tickets: $10

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trail Sarasota, Florida 34236
For information and questions, please contact the Van Wezel: 941-953-3368

ARTWORKS IN THE COLLECTION

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