C O L L E C T I O N H I G H L I G H T S
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.
Hiram Peabody Flagg (1858-1937) [RA 1904-1937] : Portrait of William Marvin Evarts (1871-1953), 1889.
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.
Edwin Austin Abbey (1852-1911) [H NRA 1884-1911] : Sunday morning in “Old Virginia”, 1879.
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, 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.