The Golden Eagle Artist Supply store on Gingerbread Lane in East Hampton Village—after more than 50 years of selling supplies to local artists of all kinds, including legends—announced on Thursday morning, July 4, in an email that it will be closing its doors on September 30.
“We have just been informed that our landlord has leased the space to another tenant,” the press release stated. “We would like to take this opportunity to thank the community for all your support over the past 12 years.”
Nancy Rowan, who has owned the store for that period, did not return several calls for comment this week.
Established in 1954, the Golden Eagle is the oldest art store in the Hamptons and has been the go-to art supply store for artists of all kinds, including, at one time, Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning.
The store has also offered art classes for kids and adults who are not as skilled across mediums from painting to sculpting to photography.
Its closing is another loss of an East Hampton Village fixture. At the end of June, East Hampton Bowl closed its doors.