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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Research & Scholars Center Newsletter

What do George Caleb Bingham (a 19th-century Missouri artist of portraits and genre paintings) and Will Barnet (a 20th-century painter and printmaker whose style ranged from realist to abstract) have in common?

They are both featured in the Spring 2010 issue of the American Art Museum’s Research and Scholars Center Newsletter:

To supplement your reading, you can view many works by George Caleb Bingham in the Smithsonian museum’s collections; in the Art Inventories representing his works in othe
r public and private collections; in the National Portrait Gallery’s Catalog of American Portraits; and in the collections of the libraries and archives.

Will Barnet is also represented in the Smithsonian museum collections, archives, and libraries. Of note is an oral history interview with the artist in the Archives of American Art.

Pictured, top: George Caleb Bingham Self-Portrait in the collection of the St. Louis Art Museum, listed in the Inventory of American Paintings, IAP 28110045.

Pictured, bottom: Silent Seasons—Winter by Will Barnet, color lithograph on paper, collection of the Ameri
can Art Museum, 1969.2.28

--Nicole Semenchuk, Research and Scholars Center, Smithsonian American Art Museum

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