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In collaboration with the National Gallery of Art, ArtXP is honored to be the first fine-art publisher to produce archival inkjet reproductions on canvas of works from the Gallery's collection. With a special emphasis on French and American painting from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, ArtXP is working in partnership with the Gallery to publish quality reproductions. Archival inkjet reproductions on canvas are printed using photography provided by the Gallery of the actual works of art, ranging from well-known masterpieces to exceptional lesser-known works—some of the "hidden treasures" of the National Gallery of Art. Please make a point to visit this truly remarkable American institution and see the original works of art firsthand.
A Brief History of the National Gallery of Art
The National Gallery of Art houses one of the world's finest collections of American and European painting, sculpture, and graphic arts from the Middle Ages to the twenty-first century. Presenting the Western Hemisphere's most comprehensive survey of Italian Renaissance art, the holdings include the only painting by Leonardo da Vinci in America. The collections are also rich in French, Spanish, German, Flemish, Dutch, British, and modern and contemporary art. Especially well represented are the nineteenth-century French impressionists and American painters from colonial times to the current day.
The National Gallery was founded by Andrew W. Mellon, financier, industrialist, secretary of the treasury, and ambassador to Great Britain. On Christmas Day 1936, Mr. Mellon offered his collection of old master paintings and sculptures, an endowment fund, and plans for a museum that he would build–one of the greatest gifts ever made to any government by any individual. The original neoclassic structure, now known as the West Building, opened in 1941. The East Building, completed in 1978, doubled the display space for modern and contemporary art and for changing special exhibitions, and provided offices for an international Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts.
The joint resolution of Congress that created the Gallery in 1937 provided that the American government would protect and care for the works of art as well as open the museum to the public free of charge. The National Gallery's collections, however, have been formed entirely by private donations. Since the National Gallery of Art opened more than half a century ago, thousands of donors have answered the founder's call for gifts, generously contributing discretionary funds or works of art.
1943.9.1
Childe Hassam
Allies Day, May 1917
buildings and structures
street scenes
flags
1945.4.1
George Inness
The Lackawanna Valley
country landscapes
fields and meadows
hills and valleys
1953.5.101
American 19th Century
Flowers and Fruit
flowers
still life art
fruits and vegetables
1958.9.13
American 19th Century
Twenty-two Houses and a Church
buildings and structures
country landscapes
houses and homes
1962.4.1 1963.10.102
Paul Cézanne
House of Père Lacroix
large canvas art
country landscapes
houses and homes
1963.10.106 1963.10.148
Paul Gauguin
Brittany Landscape
river
reflection
nature paintings
1963.10.152 1963.10.156
Childe Hassam
Nude Seated
nudes
women
tasteful nude art
1963.10.180 1963.10.181
1963.10.202 1963.10.214 1963.10.215 1965.15.3
Francis Alexander
Ralph Wheelock's Farm
buildings and structures
country landscapes
farms
1966.6.1 1970.17.100
Childe Hassam
Oyster Sloop, Cos Cob
sailing art
boats
coastal life
1970.17.45 1970.17.83
1971.83.11 1972.9.11
Paul Gauguin
Haystacks in Brittany
country landscapes
fields and meadows
farms
1972.9.4
Paul Cézanne
Montagne Sainte-Victoire, from near Gardanne
desert landscapes
houses and homes
mountains
1980.61.11
American 19th Century
Watermelon on a Plate
still life art
fruits and vegetables
tablescape
1982.76.2 1983.1.20
Paul Gauguin
Landscape at Le Pouldu
country landscapes
fields and meadows
hills and valleys
1983.1.21 1985.64.10
Gustave Courbet
Calm Sea
seascapes
coastline
beach landscape
1985.64.18
Jean-Louis Forain
The Race Track
horse racing
clouds
fields and meadows
1985.64.33 1985.64.8
Paul Cézanne
The Bend in the Road
large canvas art
buildings and structures
roads
1991.67.1
1992.9.1 1993.15.1
William Michael Harnett
The Old Violin
still life art
musical instruments
music
1995.47.1
William Merritt Chase
Nude
large canvas art
nudes
women