The Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute

A world-class collection of 19th century American art and French Impressionism.

 

 

CLK339904 A Street in Venice, c.1880-82 (oil on canvas) by John Singer Sargent (1856-1925)</BR>Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, USA
A Street in Venice, c.1880-82 (oil on canvas) by John Singer Sargent (1856-1925)
Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, USA

 

 

CLK339920 Nymphs and Satyr, 1873 (oil on canvas) by William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905)</BR>Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, USA
Nymphs and Satyr, 1873 (oil on canvas) by William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905)
Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, USA

 

 

CLK339979 The Little Dancer of Fourteen Years, 1880-81 (bronze with textile) by Edgar Degas (1834-1917)</BR>Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, USA
The Little Dancer of Fourteen Years, 1880-81 (bronze with textile) by Edgar Degas (1834-1917)
Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, USA

 

 

CLK339910 The Duck Pond, 1874 (oil on canvas) by Claude Monet (1840-1926)</BR>Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, USA
The Duck Pond, 1874 (oil on canvas) by Claude Monet (1840-1926)
Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, USA

 

In 1955, Sterling and Francine Clark established a museum within walking distance of Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts where they would store their vast collection of paintings, prints, sculpture and porcelain. The Clarks had spent a great part of their marriage in Paris where they accumulated a considerable collection of French impressionist works from Renoir, Monet, Degas and Pissarro, among others. Today, the Clark houses one of the largest collections of impressionist works within the United States. The Onions by Pierre Auguste Renoir (right) is believed to have been one of Sterling Clark's favorites.

 

CLK339827 The Onions, c.1881 (oil on canvas) by Pierre Auguste Renoir (1841-1919)</BR>Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, USA
The Onions, c.1881 (oil on canvas) by Pierre Auguste Renoir (1841-1919)
Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, USA

 

The Clarks also had an affinity for 19th century American painting; John Singer Sargent, Frederic Remington and Winslow Homer figure prominently within the collection. Bridgeman has access to a significant assortment of Renaissance to 19th century European and American painting and sculpture, prints and English silver.

Over 200 images are now available online 


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