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Collection: American Art
Date: 1972
Artist/Maker: Jim Dine
Classification: Prints

As one who suffers from dyslexia, Jim Dine finds he has an affinity with poetry––personally meaningful words often arranged in an unorthodox manner. He attempted to write poems because, as he explained: “During the sixties in New York, I found I was having difficulty identifying with the work of other visual artists. I didn’t find any true comrades among my peers in art. But I didn’t seem to have that difficulty with some poets. Maybe because I am a much more literary person.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1865
Artist/Maker: Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze
Classification: Paintings

In his portrayal of his friend, the landscape painter Worthington Whittredge, Emanuel Leutze offers clues about the working environment of a mid-nineteenth century painter. Shown in profile at his elaborately draped easel, Whittredge sits erect as he labors on his canvas. He holds his palette in his left hand, while supporting his right with a mahl stick. Scattered on the floor and propped on shelves are small paintings, presumably the result of sketching trips to the country.

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Collection: American Art
Date: 1941
Artist/Maker: Arnold Newman
Classification: Photographs

Although Arnold Newman photographed some of the most famous and powerful individuals of the late twentieth century, artists were among his favorite subjects. They were accessible, willing, and supportive. “I have never been interested in simply photographing personalities. It is more important for me to interpret my subjects with all the creative controls I have at my disposal. I select certain people because they lend themselves to the visual concepts I wish to express.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1982
Artist/Maker: Carl Andre
Classification: Prints

Carl Andre, along with fellow sculptors Donald Judd, Robert Morris, Dan Flavin, and Sol Lewitt, is unfailingly named as a major minimalist artist. Minimalism emerged during the post-Abstract Expressionism period and was most crucial during the 1960s and 1970s, although some practitioners continue to work as minimalists.