John Austin

One Artist’s Nantucket

Island artist John Austin’s photo-realist paintings captured the laid-back Nantucket of the 1970s and ’80s. His remarkable body of work in tempera and other media ranges from classic views of Steamboat Wharf, the lighthouses, beaches, and shorelines of Nantucket, to quirky subjects like the wrecked vehicles.

Exhibiting for over thirty years at Reggie Levine’s Main Street Gallery, Austin was collected by locals, summer visitors, and the likes of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Mrs. Paul Mellon.

An exhibition featuring works from the collections of the Nantucket Historical Association and the Artists Association of Nantucket Permanent Collection

The Nantucket Historical Association preserves and interprets the history of Nantucket through its programs, collections, and properties, in order to promote the island’s significance and foster an appreciation of it among all audiences.

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