The public is invited to meet the artist at a reception at the museum on Saturday, September 10, from 1 to 4 p.m.
Former New York City police lieutenant Tom Doyle spent 33 years in service before retiring in 1994. His assignments included duty as a section commander in the Intelligence Division, entailing highly technical surveillance photography, and organizing and managing the Police Department’s 9/11 project. Holding a graduate degree from Columbia University, he has worked as a technical advisor and public safety consultant, and from 1997 to 2000 he served in England modernizing the communications system of the Greater London Metropolitan Police Department.
Mr. Doyle’s technical expertise is complemented by a keen sense of design and an extraordinary mastery of the quality of light in his scenic photographs. His subjects range from local scenes of the Hudson Valley to New England and the American West, and include sensuous floral images, powerful, semi-abstract compositions in nature, and subtle misty landscapes suggesting the art of ancient Chinese silk scrolls. His fine-art photographs have been exhibited in many local venues, including Painter’s in Cornwall on Hudson, the Hudson Valley Gallery, and the Barrett Art Center in Poughkeepsie, and he presented a series of lectures on “The Basics of Landscape Photography” at Mount Saint Mary College in the spring of this year. The Dutchess Regional Professional Photographers named photos by Mr. Doyle “Print of the Year” in 2006 and 2009, and the Hudson Valley Professional Photographers Society of New York awarded the same honor to his work in 2009.
The Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum is located at 94 Broadway, across from City Hall, in the City of Newburgh. The Karpeles Museums are a national chain with nine in the U.S., specializing in the preservation and display of original, historically significant documents and manuscripts.
Museum Hours are Thu.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, 12 to 4 p.m. Admission is always free.