Bainbridge Arts and Crafts Opens Temporary Henry Dietrich Gallery across the street at 150 Winslow Way on May 16
Henry Dietrich, a Jewish refugee from Berlin during the Third Reich, lived and painted in San Francisco for over 40 years and painted in a strong mid-twentieth century style, brightly-colored, graphic, obviously influenced by Henri Matisse. He left many paintings to his friend, Bainbridge Islander Tom Lonner, who is selling the paintings in a temporary gallery located across the street from the main Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, the net proceeds of which will go to Bainbridge Arts and Crafts’s educational programs. Sales of Dietrich’s paintings at BAC’s main gallery will continue to benefit the West Sound Wildlife Shelter. Mr. Lonner will be in the new gallery often, and will be happy to talk with visitors about the artist and his work.