Paul Garland and Sewall Oertling were long-time art professors at SUNY Oswego
who have maintained a strong commitment to artmaking throughout their lives. Each has a unique vision inspired by the land, water and sky in Central New York. This common inspiration shines through despite their widely
divergent approach to artmaking.
James Gale Tyler (1855-1931) was a well-known and respected marine painter who hailed from Oswego and after whom Tyler Hall and art gallery are named. His marine subjects are portrayed in oil paintings and sketches of ships encompassing alternately a concern with precise detail and romantic mood. In addition to the three major oil paintings owned by SUNY Oswego, nine original ship drawings lent by The Richardson-Bates House Museum. Oswego are included.
This exhibition supports the college’s educational theme “Grand Challenges: Fresh Water for All”.