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Artists' homes of the Hamptons

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For close to 150 years, artists have been drawn by the Hamptons, tempted by the beauty of the landscape, the clear pure light, and in previous days, by cheap rents. See where some of the greatest to call our area home lived and worked. This is a work in progress, and please note that for privacy, we've only recorded the homes of dead artists. Enjoy.

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1. William Merritt Chase

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371 Canoe Place Rd
Southampton, NY 11968

In 1891, Impressionist painter William Merritt Chase founded the Shinnecock Summer School of Art for Men and Women. In 1892, Stanford White built this gambreled Shingle Style home and studio for Chase and his family.

2. Roy Lichtenstein

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50 Gin Ln
Southampton, NY 11968

Lichtenstein and wife Dorothy purchased this home in 1971. The Pop artist said, “We came for several summers and one fall just didn’t leave.” The house is still owned by Dorothy.

3. Fairfield Porter

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49 S Main St
Southampton, NY 11968

In 1949, painter and art critic Fairfield Porter moved from New York City to Southampton with his wife, poet Anne Channing Porter, and their children. His studio was a stone’s throw from his 1840s family home. The beautiful homestead is currently for sale for $5.5M.

4. Larry Rivers

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92 Little Plains Rd
Southampton, NY 11968

Pop artist Larry Rivers moved to Southampton with his wife and children in 1953. In the past few years, his enormous sculpture "Legs" has been been litigated about in Sag Harbor.

5. Robert Motherwell

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181 Georgica Rd
East Hampton, NY 11937

In 1947, Abstract Expressionist Robert Motherwell had the famous French architect Pierre Chareau transform a Quonset hut into the first modern house in East Hampton. He paid about $1,200 for the original four-acre lot on the corner of Georgica and Jericho Roads. In 1985, the hut was torn down.

6. Thomas Moran and Mary Nimmo Moran

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229 Main St
East Hampton, NY 11937

Thomas Moran House was the first artist’s studio built in East Hampton in 1884. A quirky, Queen Anne style-studio cottage, the house was the residence and work space of Hudson River School painter Thomas Moran and his artist wife Mary Nimmo Moran. The house remained privately owned until 2004 when its owner died and left it to the owners of Guild Hall. In disrepair, the ownership of the house was transferred to the Thomas Moran Trust in 2008 so that it can specifically raise funds to restore the structure. Restoration is ongoing.

7. Childe Hassam

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46 Egypt Ln
East Hampton, NY 11937

Impressionist Frederick Child Hassam loved this old house, known as Willow Bend, which he bought from fellow artist Ruger Donoho's widow in 1919. He loved the place so much he had an ambulance take him there from Manhattan to die in 1935.

8. Elaine de Kooning

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55 Alewife Brook Rd
East Hampton, NY 11937

Abstract Expressionists Elaine and Willem de Kooning visited East Hampton in 1948 as weekend guests of artists Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner. The couple separated in 1957 but never divorced. Elaine moved into this home in the late 1970s and designed and added the studio.

9. Willem de Kooning

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182 Woodbine Dr
East Hampton, NY 11937

Abstract Expressionists Elaine and Willem de Kooning visited East Hampton in 1948 as weekend guests of artists Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner. The couple separated in 1957 but never divorced. Willem designed and built this combined home and studio in the early 1960s and died there in 1997.

10. Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner

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830 Springs Fireplace Rd
East Hampton, NY 11937

Pollock and Krasner moved to this house, a typical 19th century farmhouse in Springs, in 1945. The abstract expressionists both lived and worked on the property; Pollock converted the barn into a studio. After Krasner’s death in 1984, the property became a museum.

11. Andy Warhol

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16 Cliff Dr
Montauk, NY 11954

Andy Warhol purchased his Montauk compound—five houses on a bluff, a former fishing camp belonging to the Church family—with Paul Morrissey for $235,000 in 1971. Warhol liked Montauk’s lack of pretension; he hosted celebrities like Halston, Liza Minnelli, Elizabeth Taylor, and the Rolling Stones at the house, which is a private home today.

1. William Merritt Chase

371 Canoe Place Rd, Southampton, NY 11968

In 1891, Impressionist painter William Merritt Chase founded the Shinnecock Summer School of Art for Men and Women. In 1892, Stanford White built this gambreled Shingle Style home and studio for Chase and his family.

371 Canoe Place Rd
Southampton, NY 11968

2. Roy Lichtenstein

50 Gin Ln, Southampton, NY 11968

Lichtenstein and wife Dorothy purchased this home in 1971. The Pop artist said, “We came for several summers and one fall just didn’t leave.” The house is still owned by Dorothy.

50 Gin Ln
Southampton, NY 11968

3. Fairfield Porter

49 S Main St, Southampton, NY 11968

In 1949, painter and art critic Fairfield Porter moved from New York City to Southampton with his wife, poet Anne Channing Porter, and their children. His studio was a stone’s throw from his 1840s family home. The beautiful homestead is currently for sale for $5.5M.

49 S Main St
Southampton, NY 11968

4. Larry Rivers

92 Little Plains Rd, Southampton, NY 11968

Pop artist Larry Rivers moved to Southampton with his wife and children in 1953. In the past few years, his enormous sculpture "Legs" has been been litigated about in Sag Harbor.

92 Little Plains Rd
Southampton, NY 11968

5. Robert Motherwell

181 Georgica Rd, East Hampton, NY 11937

In 1947, Abstract Expressionist Robert Motherwell had the famous French architect Pierre Chareau transform a Quonset hut into the first modern house in East Hampton. He paid about $1,200 for the original four-acre lot on the corner of Georgica and Jericho Roads. In 1985, the hut was torn down.

181 Georgica Rd
East Hampton, NY 11937

6. Thomas Moran and Mary Nimmo Moran

229 Main St, East Hampton, NY 11937

Thomas Moran House was the first artist’s studio built in East Hampton in 1884. A quirky, Queen Anne style-studio cottage, the house was the residence and work space of Hudson River School painter Thomas Moran and his artist wife Mary Nimmo Moran. The house remained privately owned until 2004 when its owner died and left it to the owners of Guild Hall. In disrepair, the ownership of the house was transferred to the Thomas Moran Trust in 2008 so that it can specifically raise funds to restore the structure. Restoration is ongoing.

229 Main St
East Hampton, NY 11937

7. Childe Hassam

46 Egypt Ln, East Hampton, NY 11937

Impressionist Frederick Child Hassam loved this old house, known as Willow Bend, which he bought from fellow artist Ruger Donoho's widow in 1919. He loved the place so much he had an ambulance take him there from Manhattan to die in 1935.

46 Egypt Ln
East Hampton, NY 11937

8. Elaine de Kooning

55 Alewife Brook Rd, East Hampton, NY 11937

Abstract Expressionists Elaine and Willem de Kooning visited East Hampton in 1948 as weekend guests of artists Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner. The couple separated in 1957 but never divorced. Elaine moved into this home in the late 1970s and designed and added the studio.

55 Alewife Brook Rd
East Hampton, NY 11937

9. Willem de Kooning

182 Woodbine Dr, East Hampton, NY 11937

Abstract Expressionists Elaine and Willem de Kooning visited East Hampton in 1948 as weekend guests of artists Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner. The couple separated in 1957 but never divorced. Willem designed and built this combined home and studio in the early 1960s and died there in 1997.

182 Woodbine Dr
East Hampton, NY 11937

10. Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner

830 Springs Fireplace Rd, East Hampton, NY 11937

Pollock and Krasner moved to this house, a typical 19th century farmhouse in Springs, in 1945. The abstract expressionists both lived and worked on the property; Pollock converted the barn into a studio. After Krasner’s death in 1984, the property became a museum.

830 Springs Fireplace Rd
East Hampton, NY 11937

11. Andy Warhol

16 Cliff Dr, Montauk, NY 11954

Andy Warhol purchased his Montauk compound—five houses on a bluff, a former fishing camp belonging to the Church family—with Paul Morrissey for $235,000 in 1971. Warhol liked Montauk’s lack of pretension; he hosted celebrities like Halston, Liza Minnelli, Elizabeth Taylor, and the Rolling Stones at the house, which is a private home today.

16 Cliff Dr
Montauk, NY 11954