ROCKLAND — Yvette Torres Fine Art opens “Robert LaHotan in Maine, The Late Paintings” with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. The exhibition is on view through Sept. 4 at the Rockland gallery, 464 Main St.

LaHotan and his life partner, the painter John Heliker, purchased the Stanley home and boatyard on Great Cranberry Island’s tidal pool in 1957, and restored a boathouse on the shore’s edge as a studio. Teaching in New York City during the winter, the two painters spent their summers painting on Cranberry Island for more than 40 years, and were part of a community of 20th century painters who returned to Cranberry each year.

He became a year-round Cranberry Island resident in 2001, and spent his last years envisioning The Heliker-LaHotan Foundation’s artist residency program in their home and studios.

Lahotan is known for his abstracted landscapes and still lifes. His late paintings have not been exhibited since the late 1990s. An Ohio native, LaHotan grew up in Massachusetts and lived in New York. A two-time winner of the Emily Lowe Award in 1952 and 1957, he received a Fulbright Scholarship at the University of Frieburg, Germany, from 1953 to 1955. His works are in many public and private collections throughout America.

Sales of art work during the exhibition support The Heliker-LaHotan Foundation Artist Residency Program on the island.

Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday; 207-332-4014 or