New York Photography. Extensive Collection gifted to The Hyde by George Stephanopoulos

New York Photography. Extensive Collection gifted to The Hyde by George Stephanopoulos
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New York Photography. The Hyde Collection is proud to announce it has been gifted an extensive photography collection by significant American and international photographers. Donated by George Stephanopoulos in perpetuity, this transformational gift enhances the Museum’s photography collection and adds a significant component to its world-class holdings of fine art.

George Stephanopoulos

Garry Winogrand, American, (1928-1984), London 1967, printed ca. 1980, gelatinn silver print, 11 x 14 in., Gift of George Stephanopoulos and Family, The Hyde
Collection, 2013.6.128. © The Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy Fraenkel
Gallery, San Francisco

“We have been hopeful of making additions to our photography holdings, but did not imagine that such a significant group of work might come into the collection at one time,” said Hyde director Charles A. Guerin. “The great breadth of photography history as well as the variety of national origins represented by this generous gift by Mr. Stephanopoulos makes this a truly exciting and important moment for the growth LFink.jpgof our permanent collection.”

Larry Fink

Larry Fink, American (b. 1941), New Year’s Eve Party, American Legion, Bangor,
December 1979, 1979, gelatin silver print, 16 x 20 in., Gift of George Stephanopoulos and Family, The Hyde Collection, 2013.6.40. © 1979 Larry Fink

Totaling one hundred twenty-eight images, the works are by the following photographers: Ilse Bing, American, b. Germany (1899-1998); Henri Cartier-Bresson, French (1908-2004); William E. Dassonville, American (1879-1957); Mike Disfarmer, American (1884-1959); Larry Fink, American (b. 1941); Mario Finocchiaro, Italian (1920-1999); Leonard Freed, American (1929-2006); Yousuf Karsh, Canadian (1908-2002); Jeannette Klute, American (1918-2009); Leon Levinstein, American (1910-1988); Joel Meyerowitz, American (b. 1938); Michael A. Smith, American (b.1942); Karl Struss, American (1886-1981); and Garry Winogrand, American (1928-1984).

When asked about his gift to The Hyde, Mr. Stephanopoulos stated, “Our whole family is thrilled that this collection has found the perfect home. Knowing these images will be seen and valued makes us very happy.”

Trees and Lamp

Ilse Bing, American, b. Germany (1899-1998), Trees and Lamp, 1953, gelatin
silver print, 18 x 15 3/4 in., Gift of George Stephanopoulos and Family, The
Hyde Collection, 2013.6.1. © 1953 Estate of Ilse Bing

George Stephanopoulos is anchor of ABC’s “Good Morning America”, anchor of “This Week with George Stepanopoulos”, and chief political correspondent for the network. He has served as the senior advisor for policy and strategy to President Clinton, and is a former professor of government at Columbia University. Stepanopoulos received his Master’s degree in theology from Balliol College, Oxford University, England, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar.

Now through April 20, two photography exhibitions are at The Hyde: Ansel Adams: Early Work and Photo-Secession: Painterly Masterworks from the Turn-of-the-Century Photography. Both exhibitions are from the collection of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg and are organized by art2art Circulating Exhibitions. The Hyde Collection is located at 161 Warren Street, Glens Falls, New York. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10am – 5pm; Sunday 12noon to 5pm.

New York Photography

Michael A. Smith, American (b. 1942), Danville, Vermont, 1990, gelatin silver print, 8 x 20 in., Gift of George Stephanopoulos and Family, The Hyde Collec-
tion, 2013.6.121. © 1990 Michael A. Smith

The Hyde Collection is a historic house and art museum complex with a distinguished collection consisting of works by American and European artists such as Botticelli, Rubens, Rembrandt, Picasso, Homer and Eakins, as well as important decorative arts and antique furnishings. The Museum provides changing exhibitions in two gallery spaces, lectures, concerts, family activities and school programming. For detailed information visit

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