Collection of the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, Gift of a Friend of the Artist in Honor of Charles Rand Penney, 1999
The spectacular falls of Niagara have attracted artists since the first documented print made an appearance around 1700. By the mid-nineteenth century, Niagara Falls became the ultimate Romantic landscape for painters who captured on canvas the awesome beauty of nature’s spectacle, often suffused in a luminous light. “Light, so much a part of nature, creates endless possibilities and presents me with the freedom to express and interpret its beauty,” states Rita Auerbach. An artist based in Buffalo, New York, Auerbach often depicts regional landmarks in her skillfully rendered watercolors.