Happy Birthday to two amazing Staten Island artists: Alice Austen and John Noble!
Alice Austen (1866-1952) was one of the earliest and most prolific female photographers. Today, you can visit her Staten Island home (which has amazing views of the Narrows) and view a fraction of the thousands of photos she took in her lifetime, as well as contemporary photography exhibits. www.AliceAusten.org.
John A. Noble (1913-1983) is a nationally acclaimed maritime artist who specialized in sketches, paintings and lithographs of New York Harbor. Both his art and the houseboat/studio from which he worked are on display at the Noble Maritime Collection, which is on the grounds of Snug Harbor Cultural Center. www.noblemaritime.org, www.snug-harbor.org.
Happy Birthday, you crazy kids!