Archive for July, 2014

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Guy Pène du Bois (1884–1958), Connoisseurs

Guy Pène du Bois (1884–1958) Connoisseurs, 1938 Watercolor on paper, 13 5⁄8 x 11 5⁄8 inches Gift of the Reverend Richard L. Hillstrom Incisive observation that at times bordered on sarcasm characterized the work of Pène du Bois in both areas of his career—as a painter who often depicted the art world and the upper crust […]

Kenneth Hayes Miller (1876–1952), Leaving the Shop

Kenneth Hayes Miller (1876–1952) Leaving the Shop, 1929 Etching on paper, 8 x 9 7⁄8 inches Gift of Dr. Delphine Hedtke, in recognition of the 50th anniversary of her graduation from Gustavus Adolphus College Miller taught at New York City’s Art Students League for many years, and was very influential as a teacher. His pupils […]

Willard Metcalf (1858–1925), Scene in Tunis

Willard Metcalf (1858–1925) Scene in Tunis, 1887 Oil on wood panel, 10 1 ⁄2 x 16 1 ⁄8 inches Gift of the Reverend Richard L. Hillstrom Neither Metcalf nor John Twachtman (1853–1902) were part of The Eight or the Ashcan School, but were members of a group of artists known as The Ten, artists who were […]

Reginald Marsh (1898–1954), Manhattan Towers

Reginald Marsh (1898–1954) Manhattan Towers, 1932 Watercolor over graphite on paper, 14 x 20 inches Gift of the Reverend Richard L. Hillstrom Marsh studied art at Yale University, and later at the Art Students League in 1927 and 1928. At the League, his principal instructor was Kenneth Hayes Miller (1876–1952), whose own artistic proclivities were in […]

George Luks (1866–1933), Miner’s Wife

George Luks (1866–1933) Miner’s Wife, c. 1925 Charcoal and black wash on paper, 14 ½ x 8 inches Gift of the Reverend Richard L. Hillstrom Luks was born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and lived as a child in the nearby coal mining town of Shenandoah, moving to Philadelphia in 1883. He was a robust and rugged character […]

Martin Lewis (1881–1962), East Side Night, Williamsburg Bridge

Martin Lewis (1881–1962) East Side Night, Williamsburg Bridge, 1928 Etching on paper, 9 7⁄8 x 11 15⁄16 inches Hillstrom Museum of Art purchase with endowment acquisition funds Lewis was born in Australia and studied art in Sydney. In 1900, he sailed for San Francisco, joining a crew painting decorations for McKinley’s presidential campaign. He later moved […]

Ernest Lawson (1873–1939), Young Willows

Ernest Lawson (1873–1939) Young Willows, c. 1912 Oil on board, 8 x 10 inches Gift of the Reverend Richard L. Hillstrom Although Lawson was a member of The Eight, his subjects tended less toward the urban scenes often favored by that group and more toward landscapes, as in this sun-lit depiction of an open, rocky countryside. […]

Armin Landeck (1905–1984), Rooftop, 14th Street

Armin Landeck (1905–1984) Rooftop, 14th Street, 1946 Engraving on paper, 8 5⁄8 x 14 inches Hillstrom Museum of Art purchase with endowment acquisition funds Landeck, born in Wisconsin, studied architecture at Columbia University in New York, earning a degree in 1927, the same year he studied painting at the Art Students League. Also that year he […]

Leon Kroll (1884–1974), Central Park, New York

Leon Kroll (1884–1974) Central Park, New York, 1937 Oil on masonite panel, 18 x 28 inches Gift of the Reverend Richard L. Hillstrom, given in memory of Martin and Alma Hillstrom Kroll, born in New York City, attended the Art Students League, and his first teacher there was the Impressionist painter John H. Twachtman (1853–1902). He […]

Edward Hopper (1882–1967), Night Shadows

Edward Hopper (1882–1967) Night Shadows, 1921 Etching on paper, 7 x 8 5⁄16 inches Hillstrom Museum of Art purchase with endowment acquisition funds and donations from the Reverend Richard L. Hillstrom, Dr. Delphine Hedtke, Ruth and Raymond Reister, The Pearson Art Foundation, Dr. Arnoldus and Joanie Grüter, and Marie Bonse Hopper studied painting at the […]