From Hassam to Wyeth: Gifts of American Art to the Norton in 2020

Andrew Wyeth (American, 1917–2009). The Lobster Trap, 1937. Watercolor on paper; 20 ¾ x 29 in. (52.7 x 73.7 cm). Gift of Doris and Shouky Shaheen, 2020.65.”

The Norton received an exciting number of major gifts of American art in 2020. In this presentation, Ellen E. Roberts, Harold and Anne Berkley Smith Curator of American Art, discusses these new acquisitions, which range in style from 19th-century neoclassicism and impressionism to 20th-century realism and modernism. Artists examined include William Merritt Chase, Jared French, William Glackens, Childe Hassam, Jane Peterson, John Henry Twachtman, John Quincy Adams Ward, Andrew Wyeth, and Hartwell Yeargans, among others.



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Guy Wiggins (American, 1883–1962). Flatiron Building, New York, 1914. Oil on canvas; 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm). Gift of Doris and Shouky Shaheen, 2020.62.

William Merritt Chase (American, 1849–1916). Normannisches Mädchen (Girl in the National Dress of Normandy), 1876. Oil on canvas; 21 ¾ x 18 in. (55.2 x 45.7 cm). Gift of Al Funai, Jr., 2020.4.