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Palette collection

The artist’s palette collection is one of the largest private collections of American artist’s palette in the world numbering approximately 120. 63% of the collection has been donated by the former artist member of the Club, Harry Wilson Watrous (1857-1940) in about 1917 or 1918.

The library has the great honor to display many of the most important palettes within the collection in the shared space.

Artist palette and materials project (APM project)

Salmagundi Museum of American Art is currently running a program that asks its member artists to share how they use their palette, arrange their paint, what brands and types of paint and more in an ongoing digital series and interactive QR enabled display within the clubhouse.

One current member and one recently passed member’s palette will be displayed within the newly renovated Inness palette niche and Hartley palette niche.

Palette collection