Nantucket Cottage Style: Drawing Inspiration from the Oates–Euler Collection.
Nantucket experienced seminal changes during the 1960s, but none felt as far-reaching as the reconstruction of downtown and the subsequent influx of artists that rejuvenated an established art colony. Andrew Oates and William Euler worked at the core of this change, placing a personal stamp on coastal-style design trends based on their love of traditional cottage living. In 2012, the art collection that they built throughout their careers was bequeathed to the AAN and NHA in equal shares.
The 2014 exhibition, held in the McCausland Gallery of the NHA Whaling Museum, explored Andy and Bill’s vision for a life well lived, epitomized by decades of mentoring local artists and collecting quality crafts as well as fine arts. Exhibition curator, Robert Frazier.