Corcoran Gallery of Art: American Paintings to 1945

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This website and a 336-page, fully illustrated hardback volume published in March 2011 (left) comprise Corcoran Gallery of Art: American Paintings to 1945—the first authoritative catalogue of the Corcoran’s collection of historic American paintings. Edited by Bechhoefer Curator of American Art Sarah Cash, with contributions by a number of other leading scholars of American art, this two-part landmark publication serves as a resource for art historians, educators, and the general public, greatly enhancing access to the Corcoran’s rich collection.

You may browse the 102 paintings featured in the catalogue, or register for free access to in-depth research and documentation—known as an apparatus—provided for each work. The apparatuses are fully searchable, and each one provides provenance information; exhibitions in which the painting has been shown since its completion; published and unpublished references to the work; technical notes (the summary of a conservator’s physical examination of the painting); and data on related works.

For more detailed information about using this website, please read Notes to the Researcher.

Browse the works in the catalogue:

Artist Index

Timeline of Featured Paintings