Visit Long Island and find out why artists have always found inspiration here. Visit the Pollock-Krasner House in Springs, East Hampton, the former home of Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner, two of the country’s foremost abstract expressionist painters.
The artist studio in Springs requires a reservation for private tour, and visitors can walk amidst the splattered paint on the floor where the artists worked. Nearby is the cemetery where both Pollock and Krasner are buried under two large boulders.
Visit the Slobodkina House and Museum to see where artist Esphyr Slobodkina lived and worked in Glen Head, NY. Other famous people from New York who lived and painted on Long Island include George Grosz, who lived in Huntington. Visit the Heckscher Museum to view his work. William De Kooning also drew inspiration from his East Hampton home, and the work of William Sidney Mount, who grew up here, can be viewed at the Long Island Museum of American Art, History and Carriages in Stony Brook.