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Painting of a woman sitting, facing the viewer. She wears a a sheer garment, and an orange cat rests on her lap.

Marsden Hartley 

Rest Period, 1942-43

Oil on board

Cubist still life painting of objects including a book, vase, a bottle that reads "BREW", glass, pipe, and ticket that reads, "SPORTS".

Stuart Davis

Still Life, 1921

Oil on canvas

Bronze sculpture of figure doing a handstand on a stone rectangle. The figure balances on two slightly bent arms, with its legs raised over its head. It faces the left of the image.

Elie Nadelman 

Acrobat, 1920

Bronze

Painting of a vase of flowers, and flowers placed on a piece of draped fabric, against an orange-red background.

Marsden Hartley 

Anemones, 1929

Oil on board

Painting of a woman facing the left of the viewer, sitting on a wooden chair and holding a cigarette.

Raphael Soyer

Suzi, 1929

Oil on canvas

Painting of a vase of flowers on newspapers, positioned below a blue sky, with a mirror (left) and a cityscape (right) standing behind.

Jack Tworkov

Still Life, ca. 1935

Oil on canvas

Painting of an abstract red trapezoid in the center of the composition, with a smaller blue square placed above it. The background is split between black (left) and white (right), behind the red square.

John Graham 

Red Square, 1934

Oil on canvas

Painting of figures sitting and walking –– including a couple pushing a pram, alongside a street lined with buildings. On the building façade to the right is the image of a towering woman in front of a building that reads, "RELIEF", who faces a small man with his back to the viewer.

O. Louis Guglielmi

The Hungry, 1938

Oil and tempera on board

Surrealist painting of a giant, partially nude woman, draped in off-white cloth. She is set against a landscape scene and is poised, kissing kiss pair of red lips positioned in the center-top of the sky behind her. In her left hand, which is exaggeratedly larger than the rest of her giant figure, are the strings that attach to a much smaller nude figure below her –– making her appear as though she is a puppeteer controlling her puppet.

Federico Castellon

Heavenly Kiss, 1939

Oil on canvas

Charcoal sketch of a partially covered nude figure that sits facing the left of the work, fixing her hair. Drapery falls around waist and she wears high heel shoes.

George Grosz

Nude, 1939

Charcoal on paper
 

Colorful painting of Chaim Gross, depicted with orange and blue shadowing, facing right, carving a grey sculpture. Another sculpture, depicted in brown, stands in the left background.

Milton Avery

Portrait of Chaim Gross, 1944

Oil on canvas

Painting of a man standing, in the act of splitting wood that lays around him, against an orange sky.

Robert Gwathmey

Woodcutter, c. 1945

Oil on canvas

Painting of colorful geometric shapes and designs that tightly wrap around each other.

Peter Busa

Turkish Moonbeam, 1950s

Oil on canvas

Posterboard painting of soldiers bandaged and cloaked in colorful fabric holding rifles with bayonet attachments surrounding a cloaked canon, amidst a winter scene filled with snow.

Jacob Lawrence

Valley Forge, 1954

Tempera on posterboard

Enamel painting of seemingly frantically rendered brush strokes of black surrounded by splatters of black paint.

Willem de Kooning

Untitled, 1959

Enamel on paper

Oil and graphite etching painting, composed of three separate scenes. Geometrical lines in blue, black, yellow, and grey, which vaguely articulate multiple human forms in action in the center foreground and the top left. On the top right is a collection of grey lines that form an almost spherical shape in white and grey.

Roberto Matta

Untitled, ca. 1953

Oil with graphite etching on board

Warm painting of various figures and hat stands wearing colorful hats and dresses. The full form of a woman stands to the right of the scene.

Mimi Gross

Hat Shop Window, 1963

Oil on canvas

A ink, gouache, and watercolor collage of a black woman facing a tree to the right of the work. She holds a bowl, and is surrounded by a colorful landscape scene complete with flora, colorful birds, and the sky in the background.

Romare Bearden

Untitled, Not dated

Ink, gouache, watercolor, and collage on paper

Painting of two figures. Edwin Denby stands in the foreground on a raised platform, facing the left of the composition, while Red Grooms leans behind him on the platform with his hands clasped. Behind them is a tree-filled landscape and a blue sky.

Benny Andrews

Portrait of Edwin Denby and Red Grooms, 1966

Oil on canvas

Mixed media work, depicting 12 women of different races, each wearing colorful clothing and positioned against colorful backgrounds. All turn in different directions but remain facing the viewer.

Red Grooms 

Movie and Screen Characters, 1971-73

Mixed media

Abstract cubist painting viewed from up close, featuring black lines of varying lengths transversing the work. The black lines create shapes of differing sizes and angles, each filled with either black, grey, off-white, or red paint.

Arshile Gorky

Untitled Still Life, 1934-35

Oil on canvas

Lithograph portrait of the profile of a woman, Francoise Gilot, who faces the viewer. Her hair is composed of primarily circles, connected by quick curls and twists.

Pablo Picasso

Francoise Gilot, 1946

Lithograph, ed. 32/50

Abstract painting of black curved lines that form shapes and musical instruments, identifiable by the use of black, white, yellow, blue, and negative space created by the blush-brown background, formed by the brown paper base. From left to right are the figures that resemble a keyboard, and a blue tablet of sheet music or keyboard in the center, and a black string instrument.

Fernand Leger

Music, c. 1942

Gouache on paper

Abstract painting of red, yellow, green, and black shapes, bearing the resemblance of a face complete with large circular eyes and a smaller, pointed chin, against a blue background.

Francoise Gilot

Paysage Mediterranean, c. 1964

Oil on canvas

Abstract expressionist color lithograph, formed of geometrical elements such as half-circle, jagged angles, straight lines and curves – both small and large – overlapping one another and simultaneously giving the appearance of a collection of objects in motion. The work utilizes gradient shades of red, blue, purple, orange, and black.

Wassily Kandinsky

Untitled, 1923

Color lithograph, ed. 50/300

Painting depicting an array of objects, including a red bowl of yellow fruit in the center of the work, flanked by interweaving angles and shapes in black, yellow, and blue, against the brown paper background.

Fernand Leger

Still Life, 1942

Gouache on paper

Painting of a woman raising a red Sphinx, surrounded by colorful building façades, street signs, a small globe, a body of water and a boat, and a cloudy sky above. The composition implements shades of white, red, blue, yellow, black, and orange to delineate each object.

Jean Metzinger

The Sphinx, c. 1920

Oil on canvas

Painting of a sitting woman, nude and facing the viewer, whose eyes gaze to the right of the work, against a dark, red-brown background.

Andre Derain

Portrait of a Young Girl, Not dated

Oil on canvas

Surrealist drawing of a human form, made from graphite and gouache transferred to printed paper. The figure is stands, shown from its chin down to its knees, its inner anatomy displayed as if flayed. It features shapes that mimic muscle tissue, internal organs, and an eye in the (viewer's) left thigh, while its head resembles that of a bird.

Max Ernst

Bird Man, c. 1930

Graphite and gouache transferred to printed paper

Graphite portrait of a man, Leopold Zborowski, wearing a suit.

Amedeo Modigliani

Portrait of Leopold Zborowski, c. 1918-19

Graphite on paper

Colorful fauvist painting of a farmhouse, surrounded by figures, farm animals, and trees. Utilizes varying shades of blue, black, white, green, orange, and red.

David Burliuk

Farmhouse with Figures and Animals, Not dated

Oil on canvas

Abstract figurative bronze sculpture of a woman (left) that curves at the bottom to transform into the figure of a male adult or youth (right).

Andre Masson

Brother and Sister, 1941

Bronze

Ink sketch portrait of the artist Arshile Gorky. He is turned in half profile to face the viewer's left.

David Burliuk

Portrait of Arshile Gorky, 1932

Ink on paper

Bronze sculpture of a nude woman. She is standing on a stone platform, her right (viewer's left) leg slightly bent as it rests on a raised bronze surface emerging from the platform. Her head faces the floor and her hands rest on her head.

Aristede Maillol

Bather with Raised Arms, 1898 (later casting)

Bronze, black patina

Set of wash and pencil sketches of a human form in various repeated positions, laid out in a grid, including the head of the figure, the figure sitting, and the figure reclining on its side.

Henry Moore

Sketches for Sculpture, 1940

Wash and pencil on paper

Bronze sculpture of a tall nude figure, made of metal. Its arms wrap around its chest and neck. It sits on a short stone base.

Emilio Greco

Bagnante (Bather), 1956

Bronze

Bronze bust of Coco, the artist's young son, depicted with chin length hair and a collared shirt. The bust sits on a stone base.

Auguste Renoir

Head of Renoir's Son Coco, Not dated

Bronze

Green patinated bronze sculpture of the head of a young boy, shown with protruding ears and a rounded face. The sculpture sits on a stone base.

Jacob Epstein

Victor, 1949

Patinated bronze

Lithograph portrait of the artist. In profile, she faces the left side of the viewer, her head shaded in grey.

Kathe Kollwitz

Selbstbildnis (Self-Portrait), 1919

Lithograph