Four Seasons of Central Park

Watercolors by Frederick Brosen

February 9 - June 16, 2024

Watercolor of Central Park showing Belvedere Castle in the Summer.

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New Yorker Frederick Brosen is well known as a meticulous visual chronicler of New York City’s streets, capturing through his astonishing watercolor brushwork the complex layers of the urban landscape. For this installation, he has turned his eye upon the great bucolic heart of the city—Manhattan’s Central Park. Through a quartet of carefully observed scenes, he chronicles a landscape that is both changing and seemingly timeless. Cycling through Central Park across Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring—from the widest to the most intimate of vantages—these four quietly iconic paintings capture a year in some of the most historic places in this verdant urban masterpiece.  

About the Artist: 
A native New Yorker, Frederick Brosen studied at the City College of New York, the Art Students League, and Pratt Institute. His work is included in museum collections across the country, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New-York Historical Society, the Knoxville Museum of Art, the Frye Museum in Seattle, and the Museum of the City of New York, and in many private collections. He has taught at several prominent art schools, including Pratt Institute, the National Academy of Design, Lehman College and currently at the Art Students League of New York.

Frederick Brosen Summer, Belvedere Castle, 2023. Courtesy the artist.


Four Seasons of Central Park: Watercolors by Frederick Brosen is made possible in part by a collective of generous individuals in celebration of Frederick Brosen’s work. Special thanks to Bruno A. Quinson.


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