The East End of Long Island was a sleepy place in 1949, when artists like de Kooning, Pollock, Brooks and other big names were just seeing their careers beginning to spark. They sought refuge from the endless push in their New York studios by finding small houses well out on Long Island's East End. These artists played hard, often memorializing their emotional release of the moment in their art. This on-line exhibition brings together artworks by some of the well known artists (Elaine de Kooning, Theodoros Stamos, Ibram Lassaw and Grace Hartigan) with artworks of equal caliber by their less well known peers including Walter Plate and Hedda Sterne who frequented and painted at times on the East End. With a renewed interest in the works of the less well known modernists being undertaken by many of the nation's museums and curators, opportunities abound to collect these artists with more confidence. We invite you to take a look. This is a small sample of the inventory available.