• Fulmer Falls at George W. Childs Park

    Delaware Water Gap

    National Recreation Area NJ,PA

Stories: The Arts

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Water Gap by James Fuller Queen

Detail of the Water Gap in 1856 by James F. Queen

Painting the Gap

 
Copper bowl by Marie Zimmermann

Copper bowl with green patina, model 89

Marie Zimmermann (1879-1972).

The pre-eminent figure in Fine Arts in this area, Zimmermann moved away from the New York art scene in 1944 to her family's vacation home near Milford, Pennsylvania. She was in her 60's, a nationally acclaimed metal crafts artist with a half-dozen employees, coverage in national arts magazines, and exhibitions from coast to coast. For the next 20 years, she would alternate her residence from her house and farm in Milford in the warm months to Florida in winter. Her home, the Marie Zimmermann house, is under restoration by the park and the Friends of Marie Zimmermann.

 
The Water Gap in 2005 by Karl Merchant

The Water Gap in 2005 by Karl Merchant

Profession and Recreation

Stroudsburg artist Penny Ross has offered her reflections on al fresco painting in the park, and professinal photographer Clyde Butcher documents his visit to the park.

 

A World of Music

Did You Know?

A ranger testing water quality in a stream.

... that the Middle Delaware River exceeds ordinary federal standards for clean water. Because of this, special higher standards have been set for the river, so it does not "deteriorate" to being just "clean enough." The river in this park is, and will remain, truly "cleaner than clean." More...