On Monhegan



"Untitled'' (gelatin silver print, 1936), by GEORGE DANIELL, in the show " Picturing Monhegan Island,'' March 1--Aug. 3, at the Portland Museum of Art.  (Picture is a  gift of George Daniell and the Aucocisco Gallery, 2001.6.23 © George Daniell Archive, Dwayne and Gina DeJoy.)

The show showcases about 20 photos and drawings that Daniell created on the famous artists' haunt of  Monhegan Island, far off the coast of Maine, in the summer of 1936.
The stark beauty of the island, and the sadness of Depression-era America, come out in these beautiful pictures.