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American and Western American

Though American and Western American art works are displayed in separate galleries in the Museum, they are combined for purposes of online searching to return the greatest number of objects. Western Art is a subset of American art defined by subject matter, so a single artist might produce a body of work that falls into both categories. The American collection features art dating from the late 18th century to the early 20th century. Western American Art dates from the early 19th century to the 21st century and focuses on images of the American West. Keep in mind that categories of art are fluid; use Advanced Search if you are looking for something specific.

Artist/MakerSorted AscendingTitleArtwork DateMediumObject Number
Maynard Dixon "The boy swayed backward--backward"1907India ink and whitewash on paper1988.15
Maynard Dixon "Their eyes met"1907India ink and whitewash on paper1988.16
John Taylor Arms A Devil of Notre Dame1929etching1986.57
John Taylor Arms A Gargoyle of Amiens1923etching1971.201
John Sloan A Road to Santa Fe (Un camino a Santa Fe)1924oil on canvas1985.139
William R. Leigh A Rock on the Lukenia Hills1926oil on board2011.104
Herman Wendelborg Hansen A Rocky Trail (Un sendero rocoso)not datedwatercolor on paper1975.11
Sanford Robinson Gifford A Sketch of a Crag in the Catskills1861-1868oil on canvas2002.25
Peter Hurd A Well at Dusknot datedink1977.184
Jay Dusard Abandoned Railway Coach Car, Rodeo, New Mexico (Vagón de pasajeros de ferrocarril abandonado, Rodeo, Nuevo México)2010photograph (archival pigment print)2011.173