Fifty-second Street at Night New York

Fifty-Second Street at Night, New York



Susan and I were in Manhattan to see a play at the invitation of our friends and neighbors, the Krebs’s. We were going in to dinner at The Iron Bar, when I saw this scene. It was a drizzly, misty night and the street lights lit up the fog from below. The street level was bright with glare and the nineteenth century buildings were shining with reflected light. The newer towers in the neighborhood loomed in the background against the inky sky.

This scene made me very homesick and I wanted to capture the liveliness of the scene and the wild contrasts of the evening on 52nd Street near Times Square. It’s a large painting to reflect the large scene.

Oil on canvas
36”w x 48”h