Collection Spotlight: Addison Gallery of American Art

We are delighted to represent the Addison Gallery of American Art, which has one of the most comprehensive collections of American art in the world.

 

 Sunset at Gloucester, 1880 (watercolour & graphite on wove paper), Winslow Homer (1836-1910) / Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA, USA

 

The Addison Gallery of American Art was conceived in 1928 by Thomas Cochran, who donated 50 paintings by American artists to Phillips Academy in Andover MA in order for an art museum to be established at the school. The museum was completed and opened in 1931. The core collection of approximately 500 works included paintings by Winslow Homer, Arthur B. Davies, George Bellows, and Thomas Eakins.

 

Woman in Green Velvet, 1918 (oil on canvas), Abbott Handerson 
Thayer (1849-1921) / Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA, USA

 

Ballardvale, 1946 (oil on canvas), Sheeler, Charles (1883-1965) / Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA, USA

 

 

The museum's purpose was and still is to acquire, preserve, interpret, and exhibit works of art for the education and enjoyment of local, regional, national and international audiences, including the students, faculty, and community of Phillips Academy, and other students, teachers, scholars and the general public.

 

Manhattan Bridge Loop, 1928 (oil on canvas), Hopper, Edward (1882-1967) / Addison Gallery of
American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA, USA

 

Today, the Addison Gallery’s collection of American Art is one of the most comprehensive in the world, including more than 17,000 objects spanning the 18th century to the present. 

It includes great works by American masters such as  George Bellows, Alexander Calder, Stuart Davis, Arthur Dove, Marsden Hartley, Hans Hofmann, Edward Hopper, Georgia O'Keeffe, Jackson Pollock, Frederic Remington, Charles Sheeler, Frank Stella, John Sloan, Benjamin West and Andrew Wyeth. It also has paintings by John Kensett, Frederic Church, George Inness, Dwight Tryon, Ralph Blakelock, John Singer Sargent, Josef Albers, Mary Cassatt, and Phillip Guston.

 

Cattle Loading, West Texas, 1928-29 (oil & opaque w/c on canvas), Benton, Thomas Hart (1889-1975) / Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA, USA

 

There are also a great number of American photographers work in the collection, including  Lewis Baltz, Walker Evans, Robert Frank, Eadweard Muybridge, Carleton Watkins, Berenice Abbott, Margaret Bourke-White, and Ansel Adams.

 

Theoline, 1930s, printed 1979 (gelatin silver print), Berenice Abbott  (1898-1991) / Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA, USA

 

 No 3119 Lone Star Geyser, c.1885 (mammoth-plate albumen print),
Frank Jay Haynes (1853-1921) / Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA, USA

 

 

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