The Waintrob Project for the Visual Arts

To Further Creation, Knowledge, and Enjoyment of our Artistic Heritage


The Waintrob Collection
April 2 - July 19, 2009
Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Gardens, Staten Island NY
Building C / Visitor’s Center
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The Waintrob Collection is an eclectic assemblage of work from some of the leading American and European artists of the Twentieth Century, originated through the hobby of two New York brothers. For almost forty years Sidney and Abraham Waintrob made their living as premiere equestrian photographers. However, they also had deep and longstanding social roots in the New York art world, and as a spare time hobby, they began photographing their artist friends, who began exchanging pieces of their art for the photographic portraits. Although the Waintrob photographs have been widely exhibited, the public has never before seen the pieces of the Waintrob Collection. This exhibition will uniquely document and illustrate an enormously creative period in the development of western art, and will bear witness to the personal dedication and participation of the Waintrob brothers.