Pleissner Gallery

Ogden Minton Pleissner (1905-83) was a staff artist for LIFE magazine during World War II before becoming a nationally recognized landscape and sporting arts painter. Pleissner Gallery, built in 1986, features a rotating exhibition of Shelburne Museum’s more than 600 Pleissner works.

On view are watercolors and oil paintings from all periods of Pleissner’s career, including Western landscapes, works from war-torn France and England, and sporting scenes. An adjoining room recreates his studio in Manchester, Vermont, with his canvases, brushes, and personal memorabilia.