In collaboration with the National Gallery of Art, ArtXP is honored to
be the first fine-art publisher to produce giclée 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. Giclée 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.
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.