After a brief but landmark trip to Paris' museums in 1964, the Andersons set out to become knowledgeable collectors, first of Impressionists, then early modern painters such as Picasso (a 1972 graphite work is in this room), German Expressionists such as Nolde, and early American modernists such as Arthur Dove
MODERN AMERICAN REALISM: The Sara Roby Foundation Collection" presents some of the most treasured artworks from the Smithsonian American Art Museum's permanent collection, including works by Will Barnet, Isabel Bishop, Paul Cadmus, Arthur Dove
, Nancy Grossman, Edward Hopper, Wolf Kahn, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Jacob Lawrence, Reginald Marsh, Ben Shahn, and Honore Sharrer, among others.
Ranging widely in subject matter and style, the fifty-three paintings and four sculptures were produced by leading artists of the day, including Georgia O'Keeffe, Milton Avery, Marsden Hartley, Stuart Davis, Arthur Dove
, Rockwell Kent, Joseph Stella, Elie Nadelman, and Norman Rockwell.
They do mine them--quite exactly in some instances--but in a manner that remains as loose, referentially speaking, as a connection to Stella (much less Arthur Dove
, Japanese Kenzan earthenware, or Giorgio Morandi, influences named in the show's press materials).
Finally there is the happy coincidence of two shows featuring work by Arthur Dove
and Willem de Kooning.
Villa America: American Moderns, 1900-1950, paintings by such artists as Georgia O'Keeffe, Arthur Dove
and Charles Demuth.
Works by Ralph Van Lehmden, Stephen Longstreet, Jacob Lawrence, Stokely Webster, Stuart Davis, Arthur Dove
, Misha Reznikoff, Blanding Sloan, Jules Pascin, Franz Kline, Archibald Motley, Jr.
The exhibition, which comes from the collection of Myron Kunin, former chairman of the Regis Corporation, contains artwork from notable artists of the early 20th century including Georgia O'Keeffe, Stuart Davis, Arthur Dove
, Romare Bearden, Charles Sheeler, and Marsden Hartley.
Two new permanent collection galleries will open in the Searing Wing with 20th Century Abstract Art from the Ringling Collection highlighting works by Franz Kline, Louise Nevelson, Arthur Dove
and Yves Tanguy among others all from the vaults of the Museum of Art.
Throughout her career Georgia O' Keeffe cited the art of Arthur Dove
(1880-1946) as an inspiration.
Observing her play on the relationship between sculpture and painting, for example, one might trace, in some of the works, the impact of American painters like Stuart Davis, Edward Hopper, and Arthur Dove
, in their plain-spoken approach to color and composition.
Both Kandinsky and Klee are well-represented with works on loan, as well as Americans Marsden Hartley, Georgia O'Keeffe and Arthur Dove