Stephen Harby, York River from Stage Neck, 2017, graphite & watercolor on paper.


We are pleased to announce the latest in York Hospital’s 2022 cafeteria and online art gallery series. Stephen Harby’s watercolor paintings capture a very personal “sense of place” for the artist.

Stephen Harby is an architect, educator and watercolorist who has summered in York, Maine for most of his life. He currently maintains his own practice in Santa Monica, California. He also conceives and leads several cultural and artistic tours annually to exotic destinations all over the world. Educated at Yale, Harby was associated with the late Charles Moore’s architectural practices for 18 years, where he directed a series of civic and campus projects. He was a Visiting Lecturer at the Yale School of Architecture from 2002-2017, directing the school’s annual summer program in Rome.

Of the paintings on view at York Hospital, Harby says:  “The theme for this body of work brings focus to the far flung parts of the world I am fortunate to call home, or feel like I could: York is where I have spent most of the summers all my life; Paris and Rome are places I have spent extended periods of time, thanks to several fellowships, and in the past decade, we have established a rice farm in northern Thailand.”

(Please note that the cafeteria installation closed as of Friday, September 2, but Harby’s online exhibition remains the featured exhibition through September.)

To learn more about the artist and to see the works of art on view, visit our online gallery page