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 to view 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provides provenance information; exhibitions in which the painting has been shown since its completion; published and unpublished references to the work; technical notes (the summary of a conservator’s physical examination of the painting); and data on related works.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