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Salmagundi Curatorial Committee is responsible for maintaining Salmagundi’s permanent art collection of approximately 1,800 works from the 1840s to today, including: paintings, sculpture, objects and works on paper by its past and present artist members.

Salmagundi collection covers a wide range of representational art including: American Tonalism, Golden Age of Illustration, American Impressionism, Woodstock & American landscape and Realism.  Here are just a few of collection highlights.

American Tonalism, 1870s-1910s

Working within a limited color palette of closely related colors, Tonalists aspired to emulate musicality and inspire contemplation.

Golden Age of Illustration, 1880s-1920s

The Golden Age of Illustration was a period of unprecedented excellence in book and magazine illustration before the widespread use of photography.

American Impressionism, 1880s-1950s

American Impressionism was a style of painting related to European Impressionism. American Impressionism is a style of painting characterized by loose brushwork and vivid colors.

Woodstock school, 1902-today & American Landscape, 1880s-today

American art colony known for their forest landscapes and winter scenes.

Realism, 1840s-today

Realism, in the arts, the accurate, detailed, unembellished depiction of nature or of contemporary life. Realism rejects imaginative idealization in favour of a close observation of outward appearances.

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