Thursday, September 02, 2010

Long Live The Phillips Collection!

The Phillips Collection was assembled by Duncan Phillips and his wife Marjorie, herself a painter, and focuses on modern art and its sources. The nearly 2,500 original items included works by many now-famous late 19th and 20th-century artists (van Gogh, Degas, Homer, Kandinsky, Klee, Matisse, O'Keeffe, Rothko) as well as earlier artists whose work Phillips believed anticipated modern art (Chardin, Goya, El Greco, Daumier). Phillips also championed many artists who were not well known at the time (Milton Avery, Pierre Bonnard, Karl Knaths, John Graham, Nicolas de Staël) and sometimes provided stipends to them (Arthur Dove, Augustus Vincent Tack).

Image credit: Pinkham Ryder (1847–1917) "Dead Bird"
(c) Phillips Collection 2010. Copyright controlled.


David M. Morens and Jeffery K. Taubenberger "Influenza and the Origins of The Phillips Collection" January 2006


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