The Biggs Museum of American Art is proud to feature over 50 paintings by Delaware’s “Ultimate Hidden Gem” artist Jack Lewis. This unique exhibition, which is on display through Nov. 22, is a rare look at the examples of Lewis’s work from private collections. The core of the exhibition is drawn from gifts given to the Biggs Museum and the Rehoboth Art League from area collectors such as Paul Baker and Sam Profetta. The other half of this exhibition was curated from private collections throughout Kent and Sussex Counties.

These rarely seen examples were selected to highlight areas in the Mid-Atlantic Region – most from the Delmarva Peninsula – and to demonstrate the range of from Jack’s artistic career from his early years on the Peninsula in the 1930s to works he completed in the late 1980s. As often as possible, the original Lewis painting drawn from this 50-year period, will be compared to photographs of the same areas as they appear today. For those visitors who would like to enjoy this artwork from a distance, you will be able to download a regional driving tour of some of Jack’s favorite places to paint and see these inspiring sites of Delaware for yourselves!