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The Late George Inness

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18th- and 19th-Century American

The Montclair Art Museum’s distinguished collection of historical 18th- and 19th-century American art originated in the generous gift from co-founder William T. Evans of 54 paintings and two sculptures before his death in 1918. Among the major turn-of-the century artists represented were Daniel Chester French, Theodore Robinson, and Julian Alden Weir, as well as local artists Charles Warren Eaton and Frederick Ballard Williams. The Museum also has particularly fine examples of 18th-century portraiture by John Singleton Copley, Gilbert Stuart, Charles Willson Peale, Joseph Blackburn, and Benjamin West. This tradition is continued in 19th-century examples by Rembrandt Peale, Thomas Sully, John Singer Sargent, William Merritt Chase, Thomas Eakins, Lily Martin Spencer, and others. Landscape painting is an especially strong feature of the collection, including superb works by Asher B. Durand, Thomas Cole, Jasper Cropsey, Martin Johnson Heade, Thomas Moran, John Frederick Kensett, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Winslow Homer, and Ralph Albert Blakelock. American Impressionism is well represented with works by John Twachtman, Childe Hassam, Frederick C. Frieseke, Theodore Robinson, and others. Furthermore, the Museum has one of the finest and most comprehensive collection of works by the great 19th-century landscape painter and Montclair resident George Inness.
September 1, 1894
Evening Hymn

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18th- and 19th-Century American

The Montclair Art Museum’s distinguished collection of historical 18th- and 19th-century American art originated in the generous gift from co-founder William T. Evans of 54 paintings and two sculptures before his death in 1918. Among the major turn-of-the century artists represented were Daniel Chester French, Theodore Robinson, and Julian Alden Weir, as well as local artists Charles Warren Eaton and Frederick Ballard Williams. The Museum also has particularly fine examples of 18th-century portraiture by John Singleton Copley, Gilbert Stuart, Charles Willson Peale, Joseph Blackburn, and Benjamin West. This tradition is continued in 19th-century examples by Rembrandt Peale, Thomas Sully, John Singer Sargent, William Merritt Chase, Thomas Eakins, Lily Martin Spencer, and others. Landscape painting is an especially strong feature of the collection, including superb works by Asher B. Durand, Thomas Cole, Jasper Cropsey, Martin Johnson Heade, Thomas Moran, John Frederick Kensett, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Winslow Homer, and Ralph Albert Blakelock. American Impressionism is well represented with works by John Twachtman, Childe Hassam, Frederick C. Frieseke, Theodore Robinson, and others. Furthermore, the Museum has one of the finest and most comprehensive collection of works by the great 19th-century landscape painter and Montclair resident George Inness.
1835
Allston, Washington
Emancipation Group

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100 Works for 100 Years

To celebrate its centennial, the Montclair Art Museum is featuring 100 works of American and Native American art from the collection, throughout its galleries and grounds. Identified with special labels, these works in a variety of mediums, ranging in date from the 18th century to the present, have been installed in phases throughout Fall 2013, with all on view as of January 15, 2014, the Museum's official birthday. Works by Asher B. Durand, John Frederick Kensett, Edward Hopper, Winslow Homer, Lorna Simpson, Will Barnet, and many others are featured. For more information about the museum’s history and events during its centennial year, please visit www.montclairartmuseum.org.

Founding Collection

Ever since opening its doors in 1914, the Montclair Art Museum has been a significant community and national visual arts center. With more than 60,000 visitors a year, the Museum has been unique as a prominent art and educational institution in a suburban locale. During the late 19th-century, the bucolic town of Montclair evolved into a lively community of artists and collectors, including the civic-minded William T. Evans. This prolific collector of American art pledged 36 American paintings for a new gallery in 1909. He was soon supported in his cause by painter and Montclair resident Florence Rand Lang, who made a generous financial commitment to fund the construction of a proper, fireproof museum. Furthermore, a room was to be devoted to the presentation of the Native American art collection assembled by her mother Annie Valentine Rand. Attended by over 500 people, the Museum’s opening celebration featured a collection of paintings and sculptures by such important artists of the day as Ralph Albert Blakelock, Leon Dabo, Theodore Robinson, Daniel Chester French, and Charles Warren Eaton, a resident of Bloomfield, New Jersey. A loan exhibition of works by sixty local artists was also on view, as well as several hundred Native American artifacts donated by Lang.

18th- and 19th-Century American

The Montclair Art Museum’s distinguished collection of historical 18th- and 19th-century American art originated in the generous gift from co-founder William T. Evans of 54 paintings and two sculptures before his death in 1918. Among the major turn-of-the century artists represented were Daniel Chester French, Theodore Robinson, and Julian Alden Weir, as well as local artists Charles Warren Eaton and Frederick Ballard Williams. The Museum also has particularly fine examples of 18th-century portraiture by John Singleton Copley, Gilbert Stuart, Charles Willson Peale, Joseph Blackburn, and Benjamin West. This tradition is continued in 19th-century examples by Rembrandt Peale, Thomas Sully, John Singer Sargent, William Merritt Chase, Thomas Eakins, Lily Martin Spencer, and others. Landscape painting is an especially strong feature of the collection, including superb works by Asher B. Durand, Thomas Cole, Jasper Cropsey, Martin Johnson Heade, Thomas Moran, John Frederick Kensett, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Winslow Homer, and Ralph Albert Blakelock. American Impressionism is well represented with works by John Twachtman, Childe Hassam, Frederick C. Frieseke, Theodore Robinson, and others. Furthermore, the Museum has one of the finest and most comprehensive collection of works by the great 19th-century landscape painter and Montclair resident George Inness.
1865 (cast 1873)
Ball, Thomas
Christmas Morning

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18th- and 19th-Century American

The Montclair Art Museum’s distinguished collection of historical 18th- and 19th-century American art originated in the generous gift from co-founder William T. Evans of 54 paintings and two sculptures before his death in 1918. Among the major turn-of-the century artists represented were Daniel Chester French, Theodore Robinson, and Julian Alden Weir, as well as local artists Charles Warren Eaton and Frederick Ballard Williams. The Museum also has particularly fine examples of 18th-century portraiture by John Singleton Copley, Gilbert Stuart, Charles Willson Peale, Joseph Blackburn, and Benjamin West. This tradition is continued in 19th-century examples by Rembrandt Peale, Thomas Sully, John Singer Sargent, William Merritt Chase, Thomas Eakins, Lily Martin Spencer, and others. Landscape painting is an especially strong feature of the collection, including superb works by Asher B. Durand, Thomas Cole, Jasper Cropsey, Martin Johnson Heade, Thomas Moran, John Frederick Kensett, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Winslow Homer, and Ralph Albert Blakelock. American Impressionism is well represented with works by John Twachtman, Childe Hassam, Frederick C. Frieseke, Theodore Robinson, and others. Furthermore, the Museum has one of the finest and most comprehensive collection of works by the great 19th-century landscape painter and Montclair resident George Inness.
1875
Ball, Thomas
Passed Storm

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100 Works for 100 Years

To celebrate its centennial, the Montclair Art Museum is featuring 100 works of American and Native American art from the collection, throughout its galleries and grounds. Identified with special labels, these works in a variety of mediums, ranging in date from the 18th century to the present, have been installed in phases throughout Fall 2013, with all on view as of January 15, 2014, the Museum's official birthday. Works by Asher B. Durand, John Frederick Kensett, Edward Hopper, Winslow Homer, Lorna Simpson, Will Barnet, and many others are featured. For more information about the museum’s history and events during its centennial year, please visit www.montclairartmuseum.org.

18th- and 19th-Century American

The Montclair Art Museum’s distinguished collection of historical 18th- and 19th-century American art originated in the generous gift from co-founder William T. Evans of 54 paintings and two sculptures before his death in 1918. Among the major turn-of-the century artists represented were Daniel Chester French, Theodore Robinson, and Julian Alden Weir, as well as local artists Charles Warren Eaton and Frederick Ballard Williams. The Museum also has particularly fine examples of 18th-century portraiture by John Singleton Copley, Gilbert Stuart, Charles Willson Peale, Joseph Blackburn, and Benjamin West. This tradition is continued in 19th-century examples by Rembrandt Peale, Thomas Sully, John Singer Sargent, William Merritt Chase, Thomas Eakins, Lily Martin Spencer, and others. Landscape painting is an especially strong feature of the collection, including superb works by Asher B. Durand, Thomas Cole, Jasper Cropsey, Martin Johnson Heade, Thomas Moran, John Frederick Kensett, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Winslow Homer, and Ralph Albert Blakelock. American Impressionism is well represented with works by John Twachtman, Childe Hassam, Frederick C. Frieseke, Theodore Robinson, and others. Furthermore, the Museum has one of the finest and most comprehensive collection of works by the great 19th-century landscape painter and Montclair resident George Inness.
ca. 1880
Bannister, Edward Mitchell
Portrait of Benjamin Green

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18th- and 19th-Century American

The Montclair Art Museum’s distinguished collection of historical 18th- and 19th-century American art originated in the generous gift from co-founder William T. Evans of 54 paintings and two sculptures before his death in 1918. Among the major turn-of-the century artists represented were Daniel Chester French, Theodore Robinson, and Julian Alden Weir, as well as local artists Charles Warren Eaton and Frederick Ballard Williams. The Museum also has particularly fine examples of 18th-century portraiture by John Singleton Copley, Gilbert Stuart, Charles Willson Peale, Joseph Blackburn, and Benjamin West. This tradition is continued in 19th-century examples by Rembrandt Peale, Thomas Sully, John Singer Sargent, William Merritt Chase, Thomas Eakins, Lily Martin Spencer, and others. Landscape painting is an especially strong feature of the collection, including superb works by Asher B. Durand, Thomas Cole, Jasper Cropsey, Martin Johnson Heade, Thomas Moran, John Frederick Kensett, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Winslow Homer, and Ralph Albert Blakelock. American Impressionism is well represented with works by John Twachtman, Childe Hassam, Frederick C. Frieseke, Theodore Robinson, and others. Furthermore, the Museum has one of the finest and most comprehensive collection of works by the great 19th-century landscape painter and Montclair resident George Inness.
1756
Blackburn, Joseph
Portrait of Margaret Pierce Green

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18th- and 19th-Century American

The Montclair Art Museum’s distinguished collection of historical 18th- and 19th-century American art originated in the generous gift from co-founder William T. Evans of 54 paintings and two sculptures before his death in 1918. Among the major turn-of-the century artists represented were Daniel Chester French, Theodore Robinson, and Julian Alden Weir, as well as local artists Charles Warren Eaton and Frederick Ballard Williams. The Museum also has particularly fine examples of 18th-century portraiture by John Singleton Copley, Gilbert Stuart, Charles Willson Peale, Joseph Blackburn, and Benjamin West. This tradition is continued in 19th-century examples by Rembrandt Peale, Thomas Sully, John Singer Sargent, William Merritt Chase, Thomas Eakins, Lily Martin Spencer, and others. Landscape painting is an especially strong feature of the collection, including superb works by Asher B. Durand, Thomas Cole, Jasper Cropsey, Martin Johnson Heade, Thomas Moran, John Frederick Kensett, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Winslow Homer, and Ralph Albert Blakelock. American Impressionism is well represented with works by John Twachtman, Childe Hassam, Frederick C. Frieseke, Theodore Robinson, and others. Furthermore, the Museum has one of the finest and most comprehensive collection of works by the great 19th-century landscape painter and Montclair resident George Inness.
1756
Blackburn, Joseph
Silvery Moonlight

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100 Works for 100 Years

To celebrate its centennial, the Montclair Art Museum is featuring 100 works of American and Native American art from the collection, throughout its galleries and grounds. Identified with special labels, these works in a variety of mediums, ranging in date from the 18th century to the present, have been installed in phases throughout Fall 2013, with all on view as of January 15, 2014, the Museum's official birthday. Works by Asher B. Durand, John Frederick Kensett, Edward Hopper, Winslow Homer, Lorna Simpson, Will Barnet, and many others are featured. For more information about the museum’s history and events during its centennial year, please visit www.montclairartmuseum.org.

Founding Collection

Ever since opening its doors in 1914, the Montclair Art Museum has been a significant community and national visual arts center. With more than 60,000 visitors a year, the Museum has been unique as a prominent art and educational institution in a suburban locale. During the late 19th-century, the bucolic town of Montclair evolved into a lively community of artists and collectors, including the civic-minded William T. Evans. This prolific collector of American art pledged 36 American paintings for a new gallery in 1909. He was soon supported in his cause by painter and Montclair resident Florence Rand Lang, who made a generous financial commitment to fund the construction of a proper, fireproof museum. Furthermore, a room was to be devoted to the presentation of the Native American art collection assembled by her mother Annie Valentine Rand. Attended by over 500 people, the Museum’s opening celebration featured a collection of paintings and sculptures by such important artists of the day as Ralph Albert Blakelock, Leon Dabo, Theodore Robinson, Daniel Chester French, and Charles Warren Eaton, a resident of Bloomfield, New Jersey. A loan exhibition of works by sixty local artists was also on view, as well as several hundred Native American artifacts donated by Lang.

18th- and 19th-Century American

The Montclair Art Museum’s distinguished collection of historical 18th- and 19th-century American art originated in the generous gift from co-founder William T. Evans of 54 paintings and two sculptures before his death in 1918. Among the major turn-of-the century artists represented were Daniel Chester French, Theodore Robinson, and Julian Alden Weir, as well as local artists Charles Warren Eaton and Frederick Ballard Williams. The Museum also has particularly fine examples of 18th-century portraiture by John Singleton Copley, Gilbert Stuart, Charles Willson Peale, Joseph Blackburn, and Benjamin West. This tradition is continued in 19th-century examples by Rembrandt Peale, Thomas Sully, John Singer Sargent, William Merritt Chase, Thomas Eakins, Lily Martin Spencer, and others. Landscape painting is an especially strong feature of the collection, including superb works by Asher B. Durand, Thomas Cole, Jasper Cropsey, Martin Johnson Heade, Thomas Moran, John Frederick Kensett, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Winslow Homer, and Ralph Albert Blakelock. American Impressionism is well represented with works by John Twachtman, Childe Hassam, Frederick C. Frieseke, Theodore Robinson, and others. Furthermore, the Museum has one of the finest and most comprehensive collection of works by the great 19th-century landscape painter and Montclair resident George Inness.
ca.1880-1895
Blakelock, Ralph Albert
Professor T.S.C. Lowe's Balloon Generators

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18th- and 19th-Century American

The Montclair Art Museum’s distinguished collection of historical 18th- and 19th-century American art originated in the generous gift from co-founder William T. Evans of 54 paintings and two sculptures before his death in 1918. Among the major turn-of-the century artists represented were Daniel Chester French, Theodore Robinson, and Julian Alden Weir, as well as local artists Charles Warren Eaton and Frederick Ballard Williams. The Museum also has particularly fine examples of 18th-century portraiture by John Singleton Copley, Gilbert Stuart, Charles Willson Peale, Joseph Blackburn, and Benjamin West. This tradition is continued in 19th-century examples by Rembrandt Peale, Thomas Sully, John Singer Sargent, William Merritt Chase, Thomas Eakins, Lily Martin Spencer, and others. Landscape painting is an especially strong feature of the collection, including superb works by Asher B. Durand, Thomas Cole, Jasper Cropsey, Martin Johnson Heade, Thomas Moran, John Frederick Kensett, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Winslow Homer, and Ralph Albert Blakelock. American Impressionism is well represented with works by John Twachtman, Childe Hassam, Frederick C. Frieseke, Theodore Robinson, and others. Furthermore, the Museum has one of the finest and most comprehensive collection of works by the great 19th-century landscape painter and Montclair resident George Inness.
1862
Brady, Mathew B.
Bailey Island, Maine

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18th- and 19th-Century American

The Montclair Art Museum’s distinguished collection of historical 18th- and 19th-century American art originated in the generous gift from co-founder William T. Evans of 54 paintings and two sculptures before his death in 1918. Among the major turn-of-the century artists represented were Daniel Chester French, Theodore Robinson, and Julian Alden Weir, as well as local artists Charles Warren Eaton and Frederick Ballard Williams. The Museum also has particularly fine examples of 18th-century portraiture by John Singleton Copley, Gilbert Stuart, Charles Willson Peale, Joseph Blackburn, and Benjamin West. This tradition is continued in 19th-century examples by Rembrandt Peale, Thomas Sully, John Singer Sargent, William Merritt Chase, Thomas Eakins, Lily Martin Spencer, and others. Landscape painting is an especially strong feature of the collection, including superb works by Asher B. Durand, Thomas Cole, Jasper Cropsey, Martin Johnson Heade, Thomas Moran, John Frederick Kensett, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Winslow Homer, and Ralph Albert Blakelock. American Impressionism is well represented with works by John Twachtman, Childe Hassam, Frederick C. Frieseke, Theodore Robinson, and others. Furthermore, the Museum has one of the finest and most comprehensive collection of works by the great 19th-century landscape painter and Montclair resident George Inness.
n.d.
Bricher, Alfred Thompson
Music Hath Terms

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18th- and 19th-Century American

The Montclair Art Museum’s distinguished collection of historical 18th- and 19th-century American art originated in the generous gift from co-founder William T. Evans of 54 paintings and two sculptures before his death in 1918. Among the major turn-of-the century artists represented were Daniel Chester French, Theodore Robinson, and Julian Alden Weir, as well as local artists Charles Warren Eaton and Frederick Ballard Williams. The Museum also has particularly fine examples of 18th-century portraiture by John Singleton Copley, Gilbert Stuart, Charles Willson Peale, Joseph Blackburn, and Benjamin West. This tradition is continued in 19th-century examples by Rembrandt Peale, Thomas Sully, John Singer Sargent, William Merritt Chase, Thomas Eakins, Lily Martin Spencer, and others. Landscape painting is an especially strong feature of the collection, including superb works by Asher B. Durand, Thomas Cole, Jasper Cropsey, Martin Johnson Heade, Thomas Moran, John Frederick Kensett, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Winslow Homer, and Ralph Albert Blakelock. American Impressionism is well represented with works by John Twachtman, Childe Hassam, Frederick C. Frieseke, Theodore Robinson, and others. Furthermore, the Museum has one of the finest and most comprehensive collection of works by the great 19th-century landscape painter and Montclair resident George Inness.
1879
Brown, John George
Fish and Copper Bowl

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18th- and 19th-Century American

The Montclair Art Museum’s distinguished collection of historical 18th- and 19th-century American art originated in the generous gift from co-founder William T. Evans of 54 paintings and two sculptures before his death in 1918. Among the major turn-of-the century artists represented were Daniel Chester French, Theodore Robinson, and Julian Alden Weir, as well as local artists Charles Warren Eaton and Frederick Ballard Williams. The Museum also has particularly fine examples of 18th-century portraiture by John Singleton Copley, Gilbert Stuart, Charles Willson Peale, Joseph Blackburn, and Benjamin West. This tradition is continued in 19th-century examples by Rembrandt Peale, Thomas Sully, John Singer Sargent, William Merritt Chase, Thomas Eakins, Lily Martin Spencer, and others. Landscape painting is an especially strong feature of the collection, including superb works by Asher B. Durand, Thomas Cole, Jasper Cropsey, Martin Johnson Heade, Thomas Moran, John Frederick Kensett, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Winslow Homer, and Ralph Albert Blakelock. American Impressionism is well represented with works by John Twachtman, Childe Hassam, Frederick C. Frieseke, Theodore Robinson, and others. Furthermore, the Museum has one of the finest and most comprehensive collection of works by the great 19th-century landscape painter and Montclair resident George Inness.
1890
Carlsen, Emil
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