March 23, 2023


Nyack Artist’s Bequest to Rivertown

A portion of the residual collection of Astrith Deyrup, the beloved Nyack artiest, has been given by her heir to be sold, with proceeds split between Rivertown Film and the Historical Society of the Nyacks.  The sale of her art will commence on June 8 at the Society’s museum and headquarters, at the Depew House behind the Nyack Public Library, at 50 Piermont Avenue. The exhibit will continue through Saturday, July 27. Exhibit hours are as follows: Saturdays, 1–4 pm

Astrith painted every day of her life, in oil and in water, and she made enamels on copper, but she was particularly talented in creating batiks.

She designed fabrics for Fuller Fabrics, the Roger Bachmann Design Studio, the International Paper Company and Studio K.   Some of her batik hangings are in the permanent collection of the University of Western Illinois. Her three books on batik and tie dying are still used by students and artists.

Her favorite subjects included the Hudson River, boats, trees, coral reefs, scenes from her travels, and flowers.  Please visit the Museum of the Historical Society of the Nyacks to purchase your own piece of Nyack history by Astrith Deyrup.