‘highlights’ Category

 

Grant Wood (1891–1942), Portrait of a Young Woman Wearing Kerchief

Grant Wood (1891–1942) Portrait of a Young Woman Wearing Kerchief, undated Pencil on paper, 12 x 7 ½ inches Purchased with funds donated by the Reverend Richard L. Hillstrom in memory of his brothers Leland and Rodney This superb drawing by Wood shows the artist’s remarkable skill at subtle rendering of images, especially in the […]

 

Grant Wood (1891–1942), Family Doctor

Grant Wood (1891–1942) Family Doctor, 1941 Lithograph on paper, 10 x 11 15⁄16 inches Gift of Dr. David and Kathryn Gilbertson Unlike his other prints, this one was not distributed through postal and retail stores but was made through Associated American Artists for Abbott Laboratories, a pharmaceuticals company in Chicago. Through their subscription magazine, doctors were able […]

 

Grant Wood (1891–1942), December Afternoon

Grant Wood (1891–1942) December Afternoon, 1941 Lithograph on paper, 9 x 11 7⁄8 inches Gift of Dr. David and Kathryn Gilbertson Like most of Wood’s other lithographs, this work was made through Associated American Artists (AAA), a firm founded in 1934 to promote American art and artists by sales of fine art prints, distributed through retail […]

 

John Twachtman (1853–1902), Spring Landscape (Greenwich, Connecticut)

John Twachtman (1853–1902) Spring Landscape (Greenwich, Connecticut), c. 1890–94 Oil on wood panel, 15 5⁄8 x 18 3⁄8 inches Gift of the Reverend Richard L. Hillstrom Twachtman is perhaps the most Impressionist of all in the group of American Impressionists known at The Ten (which also included Willard Metcalf, 1858–1925), as is clearly indicated in this […]

 

John Sloan (1871–1951), Study of a Young Woman

John Sloan (1871–1951) Study of a Young Woman, Seated, undated Saguine on paper, 11 x 10 3⁄8 inches Gift of the Reverend Richard L. Hillstrom Sloan studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. He worked as a commercial artist for newspapers in Philadelphia and also did magazine illustrations, earning his living this way until 1916. […]

 

John Sloan (1871–1951), Kraushaar’s

John Sloan (1871–1951) Kraushaar’s, 1926 Etching on paper, 4 x 5 inches Hillstrom Museum of Art purchase with endowment acquisition funds Kraushaar’s is one of several etchings in which Sloan explored the sometimes humorous, sometimes disheartening world of the art dealer. This print depicts a wealthy couple as they examine potential art purchases in the gallery […]

 

John Sloan (1871–1951), Bonfire

John Sloan (1871–1951) Bonfire, 1920 Etching on paper, 5 ¼ x 7 ½ inches Purchased with funds donated by Dawn and Edward Michael Following the advice of his close friend Robert Henri (1865–1929), Sloan used New York City as a principal subject, both in painting and in etching. He taught himself how to etch using Philip […]

 

Everett Shinn (1876–1953), Magician with Shears

Everett Shinn (1876–1953) Magician with Shears, c. 1907 Oil on canvas, 12 x 9 7⁄8 inches Gift of the Reverend Richard L. Hillstrom Shinn attended Philadelphia’s Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, where he met several of the artists who, like him, would later be members of The Eight, including Robert Henri (1865–1929). Shinn traveled to Paris […]

 

Maurice Prendergast (1858–1924), Cottage at Dinard

Maurice Prendergast (1858–1924) Cottage at Dinard, 1891 Watercolor over graphite on paper, 11 3⁄4 x 7 1⁄4 inches Gift of the Reverend Richard L. Hillstrom Prendergast was the oldest of The Eight and his characteristic patterned, decorative images of people enjoying their leisure, which were influenced by French Post Impressionist artists such as Pierre Bonnard (1867–1947) […]

 

Guy Pène du Bois (1884–1958), Portrait of Marian Bouché

Guy Pène du Bois (1884–1958) Portrait of Marian Bouché, c. 1939 Mixed media on paper, 12 x 10 inches Gift from the Strong Family Pène du Bois was known for his portraits, including ones of people involved in the art world, such as patrons, artists, and others. Among these is a depiction, in the Metropolitan Museum […]