& Sculpture

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One of the Everson’s primary collections is of American paintings, with nearly 700 artworks that span two centuries.

Among the 19th century artists represented are Gilbert Stuart, Edward Hicks, Charles Loring Elliott, Eastman Johnson, Severin Roesen, Cecilia Beaux, Jane Peterson and Abbott Handerson Thayer. Early Modernists include Charles Hawthorne, Robert Henri, John Sloan, John Marin and Arthur Beecher Carles. Mid-century painting is represented by Adolph Gottlieb, Milton Avery and Andrew Wyeth.

A particular concentration in the collection, landscapes of New York State by New York State artists, is best represented by second-generation Hudson River School, tonalist, and impressionist painters, but also regionalist and early modernists (William Ongley, Sanford Robinson Gifford, Levi Wells Prentice, George Innes, Henry Ward Ranger, Roswell S. Hill).

Paintings by 1960s abstractionists Helen Frankenthaler, Morris Louis, Al Held and Jules Olitski are included in the collection, in addition to paintings, photographs and multimedia works from the 1980s by Barbara Kruger, Cindy Sherman, Les Levine, Nancy Spero, Malcolm Morley, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Philip Guston.

The Everson’s sculpture collection comprises more than 200 works primarily of the 20th century.

It includes pieces by many notable artists, including: Alexander Archipenko, Beverly Pepper, Lila Katzen, Ernest Trova, John DeAndrea, Claes Oldenburg, George Segal, Michael Tracy, Sol LeWitt, and Mary Frank.

Helen Frankenthaler, The Human Edge, 1967. Acrylic on canvas, 124 x 93 ¼ inches. Purchased to honor Max W. Sullivan, Director, on the occasion of the opening of the new building

Gilbert Stuart. Richard’s Portrait of George Washington, 1805-1815. Oil on canvas, 30 ¼ x 36 inches. Museum purchase by contributions from the community and friends of Syracuse and Onondaga County as tribute to the American Bicentennial