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Study for a Painting, Ad Reinhardt

Study for a Painting

Ad Reinhardt, 1938
Study for a Painting, Ad Reinhardt

Study for a Painting

Ad Reinhardt, 1938
Untitled, Ad Reinhardt

Untitled

Ad Reinhardt, 1938
What the Water Gave Me, Frida Kahlo

What the Water Gave Me

Frida Kahlo, 1938
Young Boy, Charles Alston

Young Boy

Charles Alston, 1938
A Cat in ‘Gothic’ Style, Louis Wain

A Cat in ‘Gothic’ Style

Louis Wain, c. 1925-1939
Argula, Arshile Gorky

Argula

Arshile Gorky, 1939
Back to Nature, John Dunkley

Back to Nature

John Dunkley, 1939
Bird Superior, Portrait of Max Ernst, Leonora Carrington

Bird Superior, Portrait of Max Ernst

Leonora Carrington, 1939
Chairs and Pots, Frances Hodgkins

Chairs and Pots

Frances Hodgkins, c. 1939
Clouds over the Castle, Murnau, Gabriele Münter

Clouds over the Castle, Murnau

Gabriele Münter, 1939
Five Great American Negroes, Charles White

Five Great American Negroes

Charles White, 1939
Fulang-Chang and I, Frida Kahlo

Fulang-Chang and I

Frida Kahlo, 1937-1939
Happiness, Emily Carr

Happiness

Emily Carr, 1939
Making a Wish for a Long Life on Chrysanthemums, Uemura Shōen

Making a Wish for a Long Life on Chrysanthemums

Uemura Shōen, 1939

My classical education naturally led me to study the Masters ... until the day when I realized that for me it was necessary to forget the technique of the Masters, or rather understand it in a completely personal manner. Isn’t this the rule with every artist of classical training?

Notes of a Painter on His Drawing

Henri Matisse, 1939
Odds and Ends, Emily Carr

Odds and Ends

Emily Carr, 1939
Portrait of my Father, Pavel Tchelitchew

Portrait of my Father

Pavel Tchelitchew, 1939
Seated Man in Yellow Overalls, Loïs Mailou Jones

Seated Man in Yellow Overalls

Loïs Mailou Jones, 1939
Self-portrait, Emily Carr

Self-portrait

Emily Carr, 1938-1939
Self-portrait with Velvet, Milena Pavlović-Barili

Self-portrait with Velvet

Milena Pavlović-Barili, 1939
Study for a Painting, Ad Reinhardt

Study for a Painting

Ad Reinhardt, 1939
Study for a Painting, Ad Reinhardt

Study for a Painting

Ad Reinhardt, 1939
Study for Spring Madonna, Mainie Jellett

Study for Spring Madonna

Mainie Jellett, 1939
Talking Skull, Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller

Talking Skull

Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller, 1939
The Big Bath, Pierre Bonnard

The Big Bath

Pierre Bonnard, 1937-1939
The Cathedrals of Wall Street, Florine Stettheimer

The Cathedrals of Wall Street

Florine Stettheimer, 1939
The Daises, Henri Matisse

The Daises

Henri Matisse, 1939
The Furniture of Time, Yves Tanguy

The Furniture of Time

Yves Tanguy, 1939
The Harp, Augusta Savage

The Harp

Augusta Savage, 1939
The Judgment Day, Aaron Douglas

The Judgment Day

Aaron Douglas, 1939
The Merry Cemetery, Amrita Sher-Gil

The Merry Cemetery

Amrita Sher-Gil, 1939
The Terrace at Vernonnet, Pierre Bonnard

The Terrace at Vernonnet

Pierre Bonnard, 1939
Two Women, Leonor Fini

Two Women

Leonor Fini, 1939
Untitled (Yellow and Blue House with Figures and Dog), Bill Traylor

Untitled (Yellow and Blue House with Figures and Dog)

Bill Traylor, 1939
Wind in the Tree Tops, Emily Carr

Wind in the Tree Tops

Emily Carr, 1936-1939
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