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Exhibition An Artist’s Eye

An Artist’s Eye: The Charles Lukas Collection
November 19, 2023 – February 18th, 2024

Featuring rarely-seen portraits by some of the 19th and early 20th centuries’ most accomplished European, American, and British portrait artists, including Ilya Repin (1844-1930), William Merritt Chase (1849-1916), and Solomon J. Solomon (1860-1927), the collection was assembled by Lukas Charles, an artist and New York physician. The 27 paintings selected from Charles’ extraordinary collection represent some of the finest examples of realistic portraiture produced during this period. “I have visited most of the world’s great museums,” reflects Charles. “I have traveled to see most of the great exhibitions of our time. I have sought out the habitats and studios of the great painters, even their last resting places. Collecting was borne out of a great love of fine painting and a greater need for a deeper connection.”

The Chauncey-Stillman Gallery at Lyme Academy of Fine Arts is located at 84 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT.
Gallery hours are 12-4pm Wednesday through Friday and 10 am-4 pm Saturdays and Sundays.
Closed December 24 to January 2
Entrance to the exhibition is free, donations are welcome.
Free parking is offered onsite.


Feb 18 2024


10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Chauncey Stillman Gallery – Lyme Academy of Fine Arts
84 Lyme Street
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