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American Art


American art of the 19th and 20th centuries is one of the strongest areas of the Art Museum’s collections with a wide array of works including exceptional landscapes by George Inness and Albert Bierstadt, works by The Ten including Childe Hassam and John Henry Twachtman, and the artists associated with the development of American Modernism of the Stieglitz Circle.

The Art Museum also has important holdings in American Regionalism and Social Realism with works by Edward Hopper, Thomas Hart Benton, Grant Wood and Reginald Marsh.

Important illustrator artists are represented by large collections of prints by Winslow Homer, James Whistler, John Audubon and a substantial group of work by Thomas Moran.  Important works by Willem de Kooning, Robert Motherwell and Lee Krasner represent the shift of the art world in the twentieth century to New York and works by Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol augment the contributions of these artists.

The work of Ralston Crawford is comprehensively represented in a variety of media including photography, prints and drawings.  The importance of the printmaking and graphic artists’ workshops can be further explored through the work associated with Atelier 17 and the Tamarind Lithograph Workshop.



Left:  Robert Rauschenberg (American, 1925-2008), Watermark, 1973, color silkscreen, ed. 82/250, 35-1/4 x 24-1/4 inches, purchased by the Friends of the UW Art Museum and National Endowment for the Arts funds, University of Wyoming Art Museum Collection, 1975.64

Top right:  Ralston Crawford (American, 1906-1978), At the Dock #2, 1943, pen and ink on paper, 9-9/16 x 12-1/16 inches, purchased with the W. Sherman and Dorothy Burns Estate Fund and the Patricia R. Guthrie Special Collections Endowment funds, University of Wyoming Art Museum Collection, 2009.8.1

Bottom right:  Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1889-1975), Lewis and Clark at Eagle Creek, 1967, tempera on paper, 13-5/8 x 16-5/8 inches, gift of the Goodstein Foundation, Mr. Jack Rosenthal, Ambassador and Mrs. Thomas F. Stroock and the National Endowment for the Arts, University of Wyoming Art Museum Collection, 1972.21

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