Trivium Art History
World of Art

United States

Aaron DouglasPortrait of Aaron Douglas

Aaron Douglas

Projections of determination

Ad ReinhardtPortrait of Ad Reinhardt

Ad Reinhardt

"Art-as-art and nothing else"

Adolph GottliebPortrait of Adolph Gottlieb

Adolph Gottlieb

Different times require different images

Alex KatzPortrait of Alex Katz

Alex Katz

How to paint faster than you can think

Alice NeelPortrait of Alice Neel

Alice Neel

The unblinking anxiety of modern life

Alma ThomasPortrait of Alma Thomas

Alma Thomas

Tackling abstraction at 75

Andy WarholPortrait of Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol

The prince of pop

Anne GoldthwaitePortrait of Anne Goldthwaite

Anne Goldthwaite

Artist turns modernism into equal rights activism

Barnett NewmanPortrait of Barnett Newman

Barnett Newman

Staring down the present moment

Brice MardenPortrait of Brice Marden

Brice Marden

Grow the ability to see

Cecilia BeauxPortrait of Cecilia Beaux

Cecilia Beaux

The 'new woman' in painting

Charmion von WiegandPortrait of Charmion von Wiegand

Charmion von Wiegand

Beyond the grid

Clyfford StillPortrait of Clyfford Still

Clyfford Still

Painting with knives

Cy TwomblyPortrait of Cy Twombly

Cy Twombly

The power of the scribble

Dorothea TanningPortrait of Dorothea Tanning

Dorothea Tanning

Exploring the strange world of dreams

Edward HicksPortrait of Edward Hicks

Edward Hicks

A pacifist paints lions and leopards

Elaine de KooningPortrait of Elaine de Kooning

Elaine de Kooning

Writer, teacher, and a natural painter

Ellsworth KellyPortrait of Ellsworth Kelly

Ellsworth Kelly

Deconstructing the visible

Florine StettheimerPortrait of Florine Stettheimer

Florine Stettheimer

Non-competitive art for the literati, gay and polyglot

Frederic Edwin ChurchPortrait of Frederic Edwin Church

Frederic Edwin Church

The theater of sun, sky and mountains

Georgia O'KeeffePortrait of Georgia O'Keeffe

Georgia O'Keeffe

Sometimes a flower is just a flower

Gertrude KäsebierPortrait of Gertrude Käsebier

Gertrude Käsebier

Elevating photography to emotional portraiture

Harriet Powers

Harriet Powers

A freed slave tells stories in quilts.

Helen FrankenthalerPortrait of Helen Frankenthaler

Helen Frankenthaler

The joy of pure color

Henry Ossawa TannerPortrait of Henry Ossawa Tanner

Henry Ossawa Tanner

A quiet man transcends racism to bring art back to religion

James McNeill WhistlerPortrait of James McNeill Whistler

James McNeill Whistler

A lesson in making enemies

Jennie Augusta BrownscombePortrait of Jennie Augusta Brownscombe

Jennie Augusta Brownscombe

Sentimentality and Colonialism

Jim DinePortrait of Jim Dine

Jim Dine

Embracing the iconography of childhood

Joan MitchellPortrait of Joan Mitchell

Joan Mitchell

Art as competitive sport

Joshua Johnson

Joshua Johnson

Who was Joshua Johnson?

Judith ScottPortrait of Judith Scott

Judith Scott

Cocoons, totems and twins

Kay SagePortrait of Kay Sage

Kay Sage

"I have built an ivory tower of despair"

Lee KrasnerPortrait of Lee Krasner

Lee Krasner

Insomnia and aggressive painting

Man RayPortrait of Man Ray

Man Ray

Humor, sex, and a new camera

Marsden HartleyPortrait of Marsden Hartley

Marsden Hartley

Spirituality comes first, cult status second

Mary CassattPortrait of Mary Cassatt

Mary Cassatt

The unflinching embrace of motherhood

Mary Edmonia LewisPortrait of Mary Edmonia Lewis

Mary Edmonia Lewis

African-American and Native American woman takes over the world of Italian sculpture

Norman LewisPortrait of Norman Lewis

Norman Lewis

An artist must make their own way to contribute to culture

Robert CorneliusPortrait of Robert Cornelius

Robert Cornelius

The inventor of the selfie

Robert MotherwellPortrait of Robert Motherwell

Robert Motherwell

Painting as experience

Robert RauschenbergPortrait of Robert Rauschenberg

Robert Rauschenberg

Blowing up modernism

Robert SmithsonPortrait of Robert Smithson

Robert Smithson

Relationships with physical landscape

Romaine BrooksPortrait of Romaine Brooks

Romaine Brooks

Fiercely independent lesbian paints Paris in shades of gray

Thomas ColePortrait of Thomas Cole

Thomas Cole

Five kids, a farm, and dizzying allegory

Thomas EakinsPortrait of Thomas Eakins

Thomas Eakins

America's uncompromising realist

Winslow HomerPortrait of Winslow Homer

Winslow Homer

Transcend criticism by embracing solitude


Albright-Knox Art Gallery

American Folk Art Museum

Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Art Institute of Chicago

Art Museum of Greater Lafayette

Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library

Baltimore Museum of Art

Beinecke Library

Bowdoin College Museum of Art

Brooklyn Museum

Buffalo Bill Center of the West

Carnegie Museum of Art

Chrysler Museum of Art

Cincinnati Art Museum

Cleveland Museum of Art

Clyfford Still Museum

Columbus Museum of Art

Corcoran Gallery of Art

CRG Gallery

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Dahesh Museum of Art

Dallas Museum of Art

de Young Museum

Delaware Art Museum

Denver Art Museum

Des Moines Art Center

Detroit Institute of Arts

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Fogg Museum

Freer Gallery of Art

Gallery Wendi Norris

Harry Ransom Center

Harvard Art Museums

Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University

High Museum of Art

Hillwood Museum

Hirshhorn Museum

Honolulu Museum of Art

Howard University Art Gallery

Institute for the Study of the Ancient World

Joslyn Art Museum

Kimbell Art Museum

La Salle University Art Museum

Leonard Hutton Collection

Library of Congress

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Mary Hill Museum of Art

Mead Art Museum

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Michael Rosenfeld Gallery

Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts

Milwaukee Art Museum

Minneapolis Institute of Art

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Museum of Fine Arts, Saint Petersburg Florida

Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach

Museum of Modern Art

National Gallery of Art, Washington

National Museum of Women in the Arts

National Portrait Gallery, Washington

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Neue Galerie

New-York Historical Society

Nicholas Roerich Museum

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philbrook Museum of Art

Princeton University Art Museum

Reynolda House Museum of American Art

Rose Art Museum

Rothschild Art Foundation

Saint Louis Art Museum

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

SCAD Museum of Art

Seattle Art Museum

Smith College Museum of Art

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Spencer Museum of Art

Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute

Terra Foundation for American Art Chicago

The Africa Center

The Barnes Foundation

The Clark Art Institute

The Dali Museum

The Frick Collection

The Hyde Collection

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The Johnson Collection

The Morgan Library and Museum

The Phillips Collection

The Vilcek Foundation

The Walters Art Museum

Toledo Museum of Art

University of Wisconsin, Libraries

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Wadsworth Atheneum

Watkinson Library, Trinity College

Weinstein Gallery

Whitney Museum of American Art

Woodward Gallery

Yale Center for British Art

Yale University Art Gallery

Zimmerli Art Museum