Corcoran Gallery of Art: American Paintings to 1945

The Corcoran Gallery of Art announces its new collection catalogue, Corcoran Gallery of Art: American Paintings to 1945.  The first publication to authoritatively document and interpret one of the finest and most renowned collections of historic American paintings in the world, the 336-page fully illustrated hardback volume presents an in-depth introduction documenting the fascinating collecting history of the Corcoran, America’s first dedicated art museum; detailed essays on the Corcoran’s signature paintings, illustrated with color plates; and an illustrated checklist of additional paintings in the collection.  The book’s accompanying website provides access to exhaustive research on the signature paintings, detailing the provenance, exhibition history, references, technical notes, and related works for each.

Edited by the Corcoran’s Bechhoefer Curator of American Art Sarah Cash with contributions by other leading scholars of American art, the two-part, landmark publication serves as a resource for art scholars, educators, and the general public, greatly enhancing access to the museum’s rich collection.

You may browse the 102 paintings featured in the catalogue, or register for free access to in-depth research and documentation—known as an apparatus—provided for each work. The apparatuses are fully searchable, and each one provides provenance information; exhibitions in which the painting has been shown since its completion; published and unpublished references to the work; technical notes (the summary of a conservator’s physical examination of the painting); and data on related works.

Hardcover: 336 pages