American 19-20th Century Still Life Painting


(above:  Selden Connor Gile, Still Life with Trees and Mountain, 1919, oil on canvas,  22.2 x 27.2 inches,  Campbell-Thiebaud Gallery (1999). Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons*)



This section of the Traditional Fine Arts Organization (TFAO) catalogue Topics in American Art is devoted to the topic "American 19-20th Century Still Life Painting." Articles and essays specific to this topic published in TFAO's Resource Library are listed at the beginning of the section. Clicking on titles takes readers directly to these articles and essays. The date at the end of each title is the Resource Library publication date.

Following are links to valuable online resources found outside our website. Links may be to museums' articles about exhibits, plus much more topical information based on our online searches.

Following online resources is information about offline resources including museums, DVDs, and paper-printed books, journals and articles.


Articles and essays from Resource Library in chronological order:

Audubon to Warhol: The Art of American Still Life (11/3/15)

Beautiful Things: Still Life Paintings by American Women 1880-1940 (1/15/14)

Things Wondrous & Humble: American Still Life; article by Martha R. Severens (11/4/13)

Things Wondrous & Humble: American Still Life (10/16/13)

Embracing Elegance, 1885-1920: American Art from the Huber Family Collection (10/12/11)

Fruits of Summer: Nineteenth-Century American Still Life (7/9/09)

Lone Star Still Lifes (5/5/09)

Collecting American Art - The Rubin Collection, essay by William H. Gerdts (4/9/03)

Text from "Partners in Illusion - Alberta Binford and William J. McCloskey" by Nancy Dustin Wall Moure (7/31/01)

Nature's Bounty: Still Life Painting in Southwestern Pennsylvania, 1860-1910; essay by Judith Hansen O'Toole (7/21/01)


(above: Eugene Speicher, Floral Still Life, 1916, oil on canvas, 22.25 x 19 inches, Christie's. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons*)


Also see Still Life Art: 18-19th Century, 20-21st Century


(above: Mary Stevenson Cassatt, Lilacs in a Window, 1880, oil on canvas, Height: 61.5 cm (24.2 in); Width: 51.1 cm (20.1 in), The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Image and text source: Wikimedia Commons - public domain*)


From other websites:

American Encounters: The Simple Pleasures of Still Life is a 2015 exhibit at the High Museum of Art which says: "The masterpieces in The Simple Pleasures of Still Life spoke to the range of the still-life genre in the U.S. from the simple table top presentations of Raphelle Peale, Martin Johnson Heade, Joseph Biays Ord, and William Sidney Mount to the sly, trick-of-the-eye compositions by De Scott Evans, John Haberle, William Michael Harnett and George Cope." Accessed 12/18


(above: Frederick Stone Batcheller, Still Life with Fruit, oil on canvas, 24 x 29.25 inches, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons*)


Georgia O'Keeffe and the Southwestern Still Life, an exhibit held November 2, 2014-February 15, 2015 at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Includes information about the exhibit, Georgia O'Keeffe and still lifes. Accessed February, 2015.


(above: Thomas Pollock Anshutz, Tankard, Pipe, Matches and Biscuit, 1887, oil on canvas, 6.2 x 9.2 inches, Christie's. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons*)

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