Crockwell Painting of Finch Workers Now on Display at The Hyde

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GLENS FALLS, NY.- The Hyde Collection today installed the 1934 oil painting by Douglass Crockwell (1904-1968) titled “Paper Workers”, Finch Pruyn & Co.in the Museum’s Birdsall Gallery on the second floor of Hyde House. The painting was donated to the Museum last fall by Mr. and Mrs. Samuel P. Hoopes, of Bolton Landing, New York. Crockwell was a founding trustee of The Hyde Collection, acted as its first director, and was famous for his illustrative paintings created for such national publications as the Saturday Evening Post, Life, Look, and Esquire. His commercial illustrations were commissioned by such manufacturing and industry giants as General Electric, General Motors, Coca Cola, and Standard Oil. Crockwell lived and worked in Glens Falls from 1932 until his death in 1968. “The work was sent out for conservation at the Williamstown Art Conservation Center shortly after we received it and it has come back j