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Description - Scenes of New York City: The Elie and Sarah Hirschfeld Collection by Roberta J.M Olson

A visual love letter to New York City that celebrates 130 works of art depicting various aspects of the iconic City. Scenes of New York City celebrates the iconic City through 130 works of art. The Elie and Sarah Hirschfeld Collection is at once a collection of individual works by talented artists from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, a series of vivid "snapshots" of the iconic city, and a tapestry weaving a narrative of Gotham's vibrant history. The catalogue features an introductory essay covering the sweeping history of New York City, an interview with the collector Elie Hirschfeld, and 110 scholarly entries about the 130 works. These fascinating celebrations of New York City - paintings, watercolours, drawings, prints, and sculpture whose strength lies in the twentieth century - include 113 works by 82 American and European artists not currently represented in the collection. They expand the Museum's holdings in the modern era and help to diversify them, adding numerous works by artists including Georgia O'Keeffe, Isabel Bishop, Louise Nevelson, Jacob Lawrence, Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, George Grosz, Marc Chagall and Fernand L├ęger, among many others. AUTHOR: Roberta J.M. Olson, who received her Ph.D. in Art History from Princeton University, is professor emerita of Art History at Wheaton College in Massachusetts, and curator of Drawings at the New-York Historical Society, where she has worked since 2000. Her recent publications include Audubon's Aviary: The Original Watercolors for "The Birds of America" (2012, awarded the Outstanding Permanent Collection Catalogue by the Association of Art Museum Curators, 2013; and the Henry Allen Moe Prize for Catalogs of Distinction in the Arts by New York State Historical Association, 2013); Making It Modern: The Folk Art Collection of Elie and Viola Nadelman (2015, awarded Frick Center for the History of Collecting Book Prize 2017, selected as one of the best exhibition catalogues of 2015 by the New York Times, and one of notable books of 2016 by The Magazine Antiques); and Artist in Exile: The Visual Diary of Baroness Hyde de Neuville (2019). 200 colour illustrations

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