While he received many commissions for his acclaimed portraits, he still found time to paint appealing scenes of Central Park, Riverside Drive and other enchanting landmarks of New York City, the cultural mecca of the world and the city where he lived.
But then, summers beckoned him to Cape
Ann where he was drawn to the Rockport Art Association, an area
much beloved by many artists. Margulies maintained a summer studio
in Gloucester and contributed to a remarkable chapter in the history
of American art which embraced that circle of artist luminaries,
Leon Kroll, John Sloan Edward Hopper, and Hayley Lever, all who
shared in that haven of beauty where talent abounded. Like Hopper,
Margulies, too, was inspired by the stark drama of the harbor.