Claus Hoie Holiday Cards Are Back at East Hampton Historical Society

Claus Hoie, Skating on Town Pond, 2003, watercolor
Claus Hoie, Skating on Town Pond, 2003, watercolor, Courtesy EHHS

The East Hampton Historical Society has reissued a limited edition of its popular Claus Hoie holiday cards for the 2014 season.

Produced with the help of the Helen & Claus Hoie Charitable Foundation, the cards, which sold out last year, feature two of Hoie’s most beloved and enduring paintings. One of the two available designs shows Hoie ‘s 2003 watercolor “Skating on Town Pond,” depicts ice skaters at the well known East Hampton pond at dusk—and it was a Dan’s Papers cover in 2012. The other watercolor from 2002, “Mulford Farm and Home Sweet Home,” is a view of Mulford Farm, the Hook Windmill and Home Sweet Home in a perfect snowstorm with a golden light in just one window of the farmhouse.

Claus Hoie was well known for his watercolors, featuring local scenes, wildlife and scenes from history and literature. He and his wife Helen lived in East Hampton for 40 years as both part-time and full-time residents until her death in 2000 and his at age 95 in 2007.

Proceeds from the sale of these limited cards benefit the education committee of the East Hampton Historical Society. A box of 12 cards includes six of each design and costs $25.

Cards can be purchased at the East Hampton Historical Society’s office, located at 101 Main Street in East Hampton, and at several participating merchants in the village, such as White’s Pharmacy, BookHampton and the Monogram Shop.

For more information, call the East Hampton Historical Society office at 324-6850.

Claus Hoie, Mulford Farm and Home Sweet Home, 2002, watercolor
Claus Hoie, Mulford Farm and Home Sweet Home, 2002, watercolor, Courtesy EHHS

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