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Twentieth-Century American Art: The Ebsworth Collection

Bruce Robertson with contributions by Charles Brock, Nicolai Cikovsky Jr., Isabelle Dervaux, Molly Donovan, Ruth E. Fine, Sarah Greenough, Franklin Kelly, Marla Prather, Jeffrey Weiss
Published 1999
304 pages

This book, the companion volume to an exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, showcases the modern American masterpieces assembled by Mr. and Mrs. Barney A. Ebsworth, Saint Louis collectors. Primarily composed of oil paintings, it also includes a small number of exceptional works on paper and sculpture. Works by artists such as Patrick Henry Bruce, Alexander Calder, Willem de Kooning, Marsden Hartley, David Hockney, Edward Hopper, Jasper Johns, Jackson Pollock, Charles Sheeler, and Wayne Thiebaud are included. With more than 180 illustrations and an illuminating essay by Bruce Robertson, the catalog demonstrates the Ebsworth Collection’s rich and varied look at a dynamic era in our national art. Entries for 74 works give details on works and the artists who created them. An appendix includes provenance and exhibition information.

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