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Aaron DouglasPortrait of Aaron Douglas

Aaron Douglas

Projections of determination

1899-1979
Ad ReinhardtPortrait of Ad Reinhardt

Ad Reinhardt

"Art-as-art and nothing else"

1913-1967
Adolph GottliebPortrait of Adolph Gottlieb

Adolph Gottlieb

Different times require different images

1903-1974
Alex KatzPortrait of Alex Katz

Alex Katz

How to paint faster than you can think

1927-
Alice NeelPortrait of Alice Neel

Alice Neel

The unblinking anxiety of modern life

1900-1984
Alma ThomasPortrait of Alma Thomas

Alma Thomas

Tackling abstraction at 75

1891-1978
Andy WarholPortrait of Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol

The prince of pop

1928-1987
Anne GoldthwaitePortrait of Anne Goldthwaite

Anne Goldthwaite

Artist turns modernism into equal rights activism

1869-1944
Barnett NewmanPortrait of Barnett Newman

Barnett Newman

Staring down the present moment

1905-1970
Brice MardenPortrait of Brice Marden

Brice Marden

Grow the ability to see

1938-
Cecilia BeauxPortrait of Cecilia Beaux

Cecilia Beaux

The 'new woman' in painting

1855-1942
Charmion von WiegandPortrait of Charmion von Wiegand

Charmion von Wiegand

Beyond the grid

1896-1983
Clyfford StillPortrait of Clyfford Still

Clyfford Still

Painting with knives

1904-1980
Cy TwomblyPortrait of Cy Twombly

Cy Twombly

The power of the scribble

1928-2011
Edward HicksPortrait of Edward Hicks

Edward Hicks

A pacifist paints lions and leopards

1780-1849
Elaine de KooningPortrait of Elaine de Kooning

Elaine de Kooning

Writer, teacher, and a natural painter

1918-1989
Ellsworth KellyPortrait of Ellsworth Kelly

Ellsworth Kelly

Deconstructing the visible

1923-2015
Florine StettheimerPortrait of Florine Stettheimer

Florine Stettheimer

Non-competitive art for the literati, gay and polyglot

1871-1944
Frederic Edwin ChurchPortrait of Frederic Edwin Church

Frederic Edwin Church

The theater of sun, sky and mountains

1826-1900
Georgia O'KeeffePortrait of Georgia O'Keeffe

Georgia O'Keeffe

Sometimes a flower is just a flower

1887-1986
Gertrude KäsebierPortrait of Gertrude Käsebier

Gertrude Käsebier

Elevating photography to emotional portraiture

1852-1934
Harriet Powers

Harriet Powers

A freed slave tells stories in quilts.

1837-1910
Helen FrankenthalerPortrait of Helen Frankenthaler

Helen Frankenthaler

The joy of pure color

1928-2011
Henry Ossawa TannerPortrait of Henry Ossawa Tanner

Henry Ossawa Tanner

A quiet man transcends racism to bring art back to religion

1859-1937
James McNeill WhistlerPortrait of James McNeill Whistler

James McNeill Whistler

A lesson in making enemies

1834-1903
Jennie Augusta BrownscombePortrait of Jennie Augusta Brownscombe

Jennie Augusta Brownscombe

Sentimentality and Colonialism

1850-1936
Jim DinePortrait of Jim Dine

Jim Dine

Embracing the iconography of childhood

1935-
Joan MitchellPortrait of Joan Mitchell

Joan Mitchell

Art as competitive sport

1925-1992
Joshua Johnson

Joshua Johnson

Who was Joshua Johnson?

1763-1824
Kay SagePortrait of Kay Sage

Kay Sage

"I have built an ivory tower of despair"

1898-1963
Lee KrasnerPortrait of Lee Krasner

Lee Krasner

Insomnia and aggressive painting

1908-1984
Man RayPortrait of Man Ray

Man Ray

Humor, sex, and a new camera

1890-1976
Marsden HartleyPortrait of Marsden Hartley

Marsden Hartley

Spirituality comes first, cult status second

1877-1943
Mary CassattPortrait of Mary Cassatt

Mary Cassatt

The unflinching embrace of motherhood

1844-1926
Mary Edmonia LewisPortrait of Mary Edmonia Lewis

Mary Edmonia Lewis

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

1844-1907
Norman LewisPortrait of Norman Lewis

Norman Lewis

An artist must make their own way to contribute to culture

1909-1979
Robert CorneliusPortrait of Robert Cornelius

Robert Cornelius

The inventor of the selfie

1809-1893
Robert MotherwellPortrait of Robert Motherwell

Robert Motherwell

Painting as experience

1915-1991
Robert RauschenbergPortrait of Robert Rauschenberg

Robert Rauschenberg

Blowing up modernism

1925-2008
Robert SmithsonPortrait of Robert Smithson

Robert Smithson

Relationships with physical landscape

1938-1973
Romaine BrooksPortrait of Romaine Brooks

Romaine Brooks

Fiercely independent lesbian paints Paris in shades of gray

1874-1970
Thomas ColePortrait of Thomas Cole

Thomas Cole

Five kids, a farm, and dizzying allegory

1801-1848
Thomas EakinsPortrait of Thomas Eakins

Thomas Eakins

America's uncompromising realist

1844-1916
Winslow HomerPortrait of Winslow Homer

Winslow Homer

Transcend criticism by embracing solitude

1836-1910

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

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

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