The Project

Artists' Sites of Long Island, an initiative of the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation, is an online guide to the living and working environments of some of America’s most influential artists. Explore their homes and studios, experience the surroundings that have inspired them, and gain insights into their creative processes. This website will help you plan your visits.

With its natural beauty and direct road and rail access from New York City, the Long Island region has held a special place in the creative imagination since the 19th century. From native landscape and genre painters William Sidney Mount and his family to modernist transplants like Arthur Dove and Helen Torr and the abstract expressionists who clustered on the East End, artists working in various styles and media, from traditional to experimental, have found common ground here.

About The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation

Inspired by the late Robert David Lion Gardiner’s personal passion for New York history, The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation, established in 1987, primarily supports the study of Long Island history and its role in the American experience. For more information, please visit their website

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