Exhibitions

Faces of The League
Portraits from the Permanent Collection

February 1 – April 2, 2021
Depending on Covid Restrictions, please check website for details

Eugene Edward Speicher, Georgia O’Keeffe

The Art Students League of NY is pleased to present a selection of portraits from their permanent collection. The works will be on view at the Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery on the League’s second floor. The focus of this exhibition has been bringing to view rarely seen works of previous instructors, students and artists with connections to the League. Of the 218 portraits in the collection, 50 works have been selected, including sculpture, painting, printmaking, drawing and mixed media, all varying greatly stylistically. The exhibition presents work from 1850 to current day. During this time, portraiture was affected by many cultural events.

The exhibition presents a wide variety in portraiture and examines the continued challenge of depicting the human head, the human gaze, and the likeness of the subject. Featured is the new acquisition
“By the Window” by Harvey Dinnerstein, a powerful pastel portrait of love in the later years of life.

 

Fairfield Porter, Katie

In Faces of the League, you will find works like the admired portrait of Georgia O’Keeffe by Eugene Edward Speicher and a small, sensitive portrait by Fairfield Porter of his daughter Katie. You will also be introduced to lesser known works by feminist artists like Anne Goldthwaite, a painter and printmaker who drew Reverend Dr. Joseph Barry. A portrait of a tough-looking and smoking Maria Rother Wickey, who taught at the League, is captured by her student Helen Farr. Marion Greenwood, a Brooklyn native who studied mural painting with Diego Rivera in Mexico, shares her portrait of a girl in a short black dress, bored backstage and waiting to perform.

Throughout history artists have searched to capture the human condition in the expressions of the face. The importance of delivering a likeness became less important in the nineteenth century as photography became popular, and with Impressionism and Expressionism (beginning in the 1850s and 1920s respectively) the general public opened up to experimentation and a livelier way of capturing the face.

Faces of the League demonstrates this art-historical shift in how the human face is perceived and captured in works of art.

 

Artists:  Peggy Bacon, James Carroll Beckwith,  Jack Bilander,  Ellen Booth,  Louis Bosa,  Robert Brackman,  John Fabian Carlson, Mary Cassatt,  Malagnino Catalda,  Nathaniel Cobb,  Alfred Quinton Collins,  Alfred Quinton Collins,  Tom Creem,  Louis De Donato,  Dorothy Dehner,  Harvey Dinnerstein,  William F. Draper,  Helen Farr,  Frederick Warren Freer,  Paul Gattuso,  Jim Gellert,  Anne Goldthwaite,  Stephen Greene,  Marion Greenwood,  Amy H. Gutman,  Robert Henri,  Barney Hodes,  Robert Ward Johnson,  Albert Kotin,  Edith Kröger,  Yasuo Kuniyoshi,  Richard Francis Lahey,  Jack Levine,  Robert James Malone,  Edward Melcarth,  Ruth Blanchard Miller,  Maria Neulist,  Satoshi Okada,  Ivan Gregorovitch Olinsky,  Sam Ollar,  Robert Philipp,  Fairfield Porter,  Agnes Richmond,  Ann Schabbehar,  Sidney Simon,  John Sloan,  Isabel Smith,  Raphael Soyer,  Eugene Edward Speicher,  Harry Sternberg,  Gustav William Von Schlegell,  Vaclav Vytlacil,  Helen C. Wheeler,  Charlotte Whinston,  Marguerite Zorach and William Zorach.

Peggy Bacon

Peggy Bacon

Laurent Charcoal on paper, 16 ¾” x 13 ¾”

James Carroll Beckwith

James Carroll Beckwith

Portrait of a Young Lady ca.1900, Oil on canvas, 24” x 20”

Jack Bilander

Jack Bilander

Tomorrow was Yesterday 1967, Ink on paper, etching, 20” x 15 ¾”

Ellen Booth

Ellen Booth

Untitled Oil on canvas, 24” x 20”

Louis Bosa

Louis Bosa

Me 1947, Oil on canvas, 12” x 7”

Robert Brackman

Robert Brackman

Untitled Ink on paper, etching, 5” x 4”

John Fabian Carlson

John Fabian Carlson

The Pink Kimono 1906, Oil on canvas, 31 ¼” x 24”

Mary Cassatt

Mary Cassatt

Study of a Mother's Head Watercolor on paper, 17 ½” x 14 ¾”

Malagnino Catalda

Malagnino Catalda

Untitled Ink on paper, 8 ¾” x 7 ⅜”

Nathaniel Cobb

Nathaniel Cobb

Portrait of Sady With a Book Oil on panel, 21 ¼” x 18”

Alfred Quinton Collins

Alfred Quinton Collins

Portrait of Joe Evans Oil on board, 13 ½” x 11 ¼”

Alfred Quinton Collins

Alfred Quinton Collins

Joe Evans Oil on board, 13 ½” x 11 ¼”

Thomas (Tom) Creem

Thomas (Tom) Creem

Yasuo Kuniyoshi Ink on paper, 10 2/4” x 7 ½”

Louie De Donato

Louie De Donato

Untitled Pencil on paper, 8” x 6”

Harvey Dinnerstein

Harvey Dinnerstein

At the Window 2020, Pastel on board, 15 ¾” x 27 ½”

Helen Farr (Sloan)

Helen Farr (Sloan)

Maria Rother Wickey Charcoal on paper, 17” x 13.5”

Frederick Warren Freer

Frederick Warren Freer

Untitled Oil on board, 8” x 6”

Dorothy Dehner

Dorothy Dehner

Portrait of Wilhemina Weber Furlong 1931, Oil on canvas, 28” x 22”

William F. Draper

William F. Draper

Xavier Gonzalez Oil on canvas, 40” x 32”

Paul Gattuso

Paul Gattuso

Untitled Oil on canvas, 44” x 36”

Jim Gellert

Jim Gellert

Untitled 1948, Ink on paper, print, 12” x 9 ¼”

Anne Goldthwaite

Anne Goldthwaite

The Reverend Dr. Joseph Barry Ink on Paper, 11” x 9"

Stephen Greene

Stephen Greene

Untitled Ink on Paper, 9” x 7”

Marion Greenwood

Marion Greenwood

Backstage Oil on canvas, 36” x 25”

Amy H. Gutman

Amy H. Gutman

Untitled Ink on paper, etching, 6” x 3 ⅝”

Robert Henri

Robert Henri

Untitled Crayon on paper, cream wove, 5” x 6 ⅝”

Robert Ward Johnson

Robert Ward Johnson

Untitled Oil on board, 36” x 24”

Albert Kotin

Albert Kotin

The Fisherman Ink on paper, 14” x 10”

Edith Kröger

Edith Kröger

Seated Girl 1915, Oil Paint on canvas, 24” x 20”

Yasuo Kuniyoshi

Yasuo Kuniyoshi

Untitled [Face] Ink on paper, 11” x 8.5”

Richard Francis Lahey

Richard Francis Lahey

Ruth Ann 1949, Oil on canvas, 38” x 31”

Jack Levine

Jack Levine

Bearded Man Ink on paper, 7 ¾” x 9 ½”

Edward Melcarth

Edward Melcarth

Untitled Oil on canvas, 24” x 20”

Robert James Malone

Robert James Malone

Untitled Ink on paper, lithograph, 8” x 5 ¾”

Ruth Blanchard Miller

Ruth Blanchard Miller

Untitled Ink on paper, etching, 4” x 3”

Maria Neulist

Maria Neulist

Untitled Pastel on paper, 25 ½” x 19 ½”

Satoshi Okada

Satoshi Okada

Self-portrait as Janitor at the Art Students League 2010, Graphite & charcoal on paper, 24” x 18”

Sam Ollar

Sam Ollar

Untitled Watercolor on paper, 7” x 4”

Ivan Gregorovitch Olinsky

Ivan Gregorovitch Olinsky

Portrait of An Artist 1930, Oil Paint on Canvas, 36” x 30”

Robert Philipp

Robert Philipp

Untitled (Portrait of the Artist's Mother) 1940, Oil on canvas, 50” x 40”

Fairfield Porter

Fairfield Porter

Katie 1946, Oil on canvas, 15” x 14 ½”

Agnes Richmond

Agnes Richmond

Untitled 1906, Oil on canvas, 20” x 16”

Ann Schabbehar

Ann Schabbehar

Lingling, five years old Charcoal on paper, 23” x 17 ½”

Sidney Simon

Sidney Simon

Girl's Head Bronze, 10 ¼” x 9” x 9”

John Sloan

John Sloan

Mr. Eisenhauer 1911, Oil on canvas, 24” x 20”

Isabel Smith

Isabel Smith

Suzie Ink on paper, etching, 11 ¼” x 7 ½”

Raphael Soyer

Raphael Soyer

Untitled Oil on canvas, 10” x 8”

Eugene Edward Speicher

Eugene Edward Speicher

Portrait of Georgia O'Keeffe 1908, Oil on canvas, 17 ½” x 22 ½”

Harry Sternberg

Harry Sternberg

Chaim Gross by Sternberg 1943, Ink on paper, 23 ⅝” x 16 ¼”

Unknown

Unknown

20" x 16.5"

Unknown

Unknown

Gustav William Von Schlegell

Unknown

Unknown

Poor-Trait of Dr. C. D. Lobster 1898, Mixed media on board, 31” x 19”

Unknown

Unknown

A Man In a Top Hat Oil on canvas, 17 ¾” x 13 ¾”

Gustav William Von Schlegell

Gustav William Von Schlegell

Boy in Red 1948, Oil on board, 20” x 16”

Vaclav Vytlacil

Vaclav Vytlacil

Girl With a Red Bird 1967, Acrylic tempera on paper, 40” x 24”

Helen C. Wheeler

Helen C. Wheeler

Portrait of a Lady Oil on canvas, 24” x 20”

Charlotte Whinston

Charlotte Whinston

Portrait of a Woman Oil on canvas, 20” x 16”

Marguerite Zorach

Marguerite Zorach

Reuben Nakian Pencil on paper, 20 ½” x 14 ½”

William Zorach

William Zorach

Untitled 1950, on Bronze, 17 ¾” x 11”

Peggy Bacon James Carroll Beckwith Jack Bilander Ellen Booth Louis Bosa Robert Brackman John Fabian Carlson Mary Cassatt Malagnino Catalda Nathaniel Cobb Alfred Quinton Collins Alfred Quinton Collins Thomas (Tom) Creem Louie De Donato Harvey Dinnerstein Helen Farr (Sloan) Frederick Warren Freer Dorothy Dehner William F. Draper Paul Gattuso Jim Gellert Anne Goldthwaite Stephen Greene Marion Greenwood Amy H. Gutman Robert Henri Robert Ward Johnson Albert Kotin Edith Kröger Yasuo Kuniyoshi Richard Francis Lahey Jack Levine Edward Melcarth Robert James Malone Ruth Blanchard Miller Maria Neulist Satoshi Okada Sam Ollar Ivan Gregorovitch Olinsky Robert Philipp Fairfield Porter Agnes Richmond Ann Schabbehar Sidney Simon John Sloan Isabel Smith Raphael Soyer Eugene Edward Speicher Harry Sternberg Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Gustav William Von Schlegell Vaclav Vytlacil Helen C. Wheeler Charlotte Whinston Marguerite Zorach William Zorach

 

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