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Artists & Inspirations
Uncovering Adirondack Treasures
This program is only offered through Zoom.
Dealers are central players in the marketplace for Adirondack art, photography, rustic furniture, and other material. They help museums and private collectors build and refine their collections. They turn up masterpieces in unlikely places and shine the light on overlooked artists and whole categories of previously undervalued collectibles. Hear from two of the pros working in the field of Adirondack art and antiques–Christopher English and Robert Doyle. They will share some of their most unusual stories, including acquisitions and sales that have stood out for them over the course of their careers.
About The Speakers:
Christopher English is the Co-Owner of The Adirondack Store in Lake Placid, which recently opened an additional showroom in Tupper Lake. Christopher has spent his professional lifetime seeking and trading high-end art, antiques, and taxidermy. Before buying The Adirondack Store, Christopher and his partner Stephen Dori Shin founded and operated Antediluvian—an Antiques & Oddities store in Lake Placid. Today they place emphasis on highlighting the 60-plus-year-old Adirondack Store’s forgotten history, making special efforts to create future history.
Robert Doyle was the owner of the former rustic gallery Adirondack Antiques. In 1983, he worked with the Lake Placid Center for the Arts to put together an art show and sale featuring rustic furniture and Native American art. This show was the first time Adirondack furniture had been seen in an art gallery setting and sparked an interest in the rustic style. As the older pieces became harder to find and modern makers rose in prominence, Robert’s search shifted from furniture back to his early passion for antique Native American art.