New York Public Library

To celebrate NYPL 125 (The 125th anniversary of the New York Public Library, the Hudson Park Library asked Nick to paint the branch libraries of Lower Manhattan. We have to wait to exhibit these watercolors in person at the Hudson Park Library but we decided to start with an online exhibition on Instagram! Also, there’s a coloring book to download.

These libraries are listed in the order of the images below: 1. Hudson Park Library, 2. Tompkins Square Library, 3. Hamilton Fish Park Library, 4. Chatham Square Library, 5. Battery Park City, 6. Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, 7. Epiphany Library, 8. Jefferson Market Library, 9. Ottendorfer Library , 10. Kips Bay Library, 11. Seward Park Library, 12. Mulberry Street Library, 13. New Amsterdam Library.

How did Golebiewski make these paintings? In March 2020, he biked around Manhattan taking as many reference photos as he could. All of the paintings are on hot press Arches watercolor paper torn to about 8”x8” and made within a 6”x6” square. He started with a pencil sketch using an HB pencil (easy to erase), then made the drawing with pen & ink, and finished with painting with watercolors.

Archival prints of the paintings are available online and a portion from each sale will be donated to the library branch featured in the image.

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