Taubman Museum of Art

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Taubman Museum of Art

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The Museum is home to a highly regarded permanent collection totaling around 2,400 works. The collection includes American, Southeast American Contemporary, Folk, Regional and Visionary artwork featuring the work of artists such as Thomas Cowperthwaite Eakins, John Singer Sargent, Purvis Young, Petah Coyne and John Cage, to name just a few.

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Voyage of the Polaris
Maritime painter William Bedford was well known for his ship portraiture that employ painstaking precision, clarity and preoccupation with light. Intrigued with the challenge of new artistic frontiers through scientific exploration, he traveled to…

Mr. Martin
Figurative painter Anne Bell was educated at the university of Georgia and studied at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. Since 1978 she has had numerous exhibitions and portrait commissions. Her method in approaching her subject is unique: "I paint…

Standing Policeman
Roanoke-based artist and illustrator Allen Ingles Palmer studied at the Corcoran in Washington, D.C., then completed his degree at the Pennsylvania School of Industrial Art in Philadelphia. He continued his studies with fellow Virginia artist Walter…

Seascape
American painter and muralist William de Leftwich Dodge was born in Bedford, Virginia and spent most of his childhood life abroad in Europe where he studied painting in Paris and Berlin. Aligned with the American Impressionists, Dodge planned and…

Cotton Picker
Born in Neosho, Missouri into a family of lawyers and politicians, Thomas Hart Benton became one of his state's most recognized painters. Finding the scenes of the common man most fascinating to paint, Benton was a pioneer of the regionalist art…

Midsummer
lnness in best known for his expressive, poetic landscapes that use rich brushstrokes to evoke moods. The son of a farmer and fifth of thirteen children, Inness went on to study art in Europe, where he was exposed to the renowned Barbizon school in…

Swinging on the Gate
Genre painter John George Brown, known as J. G., was born in Durham, England and took drawing classes as a young man at the School of Design at Newcastle-on-Tyne while also being apprenticed as a glass worker. in 1853, Brown immigrated to America and…

Daura with Cane and Brushes
Spanish born and Virginia based painter Pierre Daura was a prominent figure in the development of European modernism. He is known for his participation in the Cercle et Carre, which was a group of artists that promoted geometric construction rather…

Piper
Virginia illustrator, sculptor, and painter Robert Ryland Kearfott was born in Martinsville, Virginia. In his paintings, Kearfott was known for representing people both realistically, and with character. He was well known and earned such high praise…

Portrait of Norah Gribble
This evocative piece by Sargent, one of the greatest portrait artists in American history, is among his largest full-length portraits. He won praise and critical acclaim for his looser approach to brushstrokes and ability to to reveal the psychology…

Pirate House of Harry Main
Born in Ipswich, Massachusetts, Dow traveled to Paris to study at the Academie Julian and studied the work of british designer William Morris. Considered one of the most influential teachers of his time in the field of arts and crafts, one of Dow's…

On the Tow-path -- A Halt
American Impressionist Theodore Robinson was born in Irasburg, Vermont and studied at the National Academy of Design, and later at the Art Students League. He made a number of visits to France and became a close friend of French Impressionist painter…

Leeds Jug
Considered one of the most successful still life genre painters of his time, Emil Carlsen immigrated to the united States from Denmark. He studied painting at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Copenhagen and the Chicago Academy of Design and at the…

Framed
Norman Rockwell was a keen observer and storyteller. Between 1916 and 1963, Rockwell painted 323 paintings that were reproduced on the cover of the popular magazine, Saturday Evening Post. Framed appeared on the cover on March 2, 1946. It is one of…

Convergence
Born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, painter Katherine Porter trained at Colorado College and Boston university , ultimately receiving an honorary doctorate from Colby College. Porter seeks, through the use of strong geometric shapes and contrasting colors,…

Untitled
Artist and teacher Gerald (Gerry) Donato earned his MA and BS degrees from Northern Illinois University and an MFA from the University of Wisconsin Madison. A long-term professor of studio art at Virginia Commonwealth university, Donato employed…

Curtsey
Roanoke native Antoinette Hale paints scenes derived from her personal experiences and observations of Southwestern Virginia life. Primarily focusing on the human figure, she cannotes it to "seeing the person come to life in front of me." Using…

Circle of Power/Matt X
Self-taught artist Hugo Sperger was born in Italy and afterwards his family resettles in upstate New York. After a stint in the U. S. Army, Sperger lived in rural Kentucky. A prolific artist, Sperger created hundreds of paintings for over 40 years.…

Jesus Tales
A nondenominational evangelical preacher, Leroy Almon, Sr. was an American folk artist who specialized in woodcarving. Born in Tallapoosa, Georgia in 1938, Almon apprenticed to the woodcarving artist Elijah Pierce, and the became lifelong friends.…

greenwork (aerial wall)
Rosemary Laing's photographs are deeply theatrical and hover between fantasy and reality. In this work, she renders the seemingly impossible possible by exclusively using digital manipulation. In greenwork, (aerial wall), Laing explores the theme of…
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