Modern (1900-1945)

A wide range of media and styles, from cubism and surrealism to American impressionism and regionalism, represent he first decades of the 20th century. The collection also features European examples, a smaller selection of Mexican and South American works, and strong holdings of prints, drawings, and photographs.

    Piction collections thumbnails

    Unknown Mexican, Mexican
    Our Lady of Guadalupe
    Spanish Colonial-early 20th century
    177.9.25704
    Lewis Wickes Hine, American, 1874 - 1940
    Breaker Boys
    negative 1911, print 1911-1930
    2005.12
    Dorothea Lange, American, 1895 - 1965
    White Angel Breadline, San Francisco
    negative 1932, print 1940s
    2005.14
    Auguste Rodin, French, 1840 - 1917
    The Creator (Self-Portrait)
    modeled about 1899-1900; cast 1984
    2005.68
    Mike Disfarmer, American, 1884 - 1959
    Homer, Laura, and Alton Jackson
    February 26, 1940
    2005.83.17
    Henry W. Bannarn, American, 1910 - 1965
    Midwife (Breath of Life)
    about 1940
    2006.31
    Augusta Savage, American, 1892 - 1962
    Gamin
    modeled 1929; plaster by 1940
    2006.75
    Jackson Pollock, American, 1912 - 1956
    Untitled (Bald Woman with Skeleton)
    about 1938-1941
    2006.93
    Arnold Genthe, American (born Germany), 1869 - 1942
    Arvia MacKaye (1902-1989) as a Child
    about 1913
    2007.78.1
    Stephen Mopope, American / Ka'igwu, 1898 - 1974
    Wedding Ceremony; number 20, from the portfolio: Kiowa Indian Art, Watercolor Paintings in Color by the...
    published 1929
    2008.1.20
    Unrecorded Iháŋktȟuŋwaŋna (Yanktonai) Dakota keeper
    Waníyetu Wowápi T?á Mat?ó Wak?á? (The Winter Count of Medicine Bear), recording the years 1823-1917
    about 1917
    2009.65
    Marguerite Thompson Zorach, American, 1887 - 1968
    Mountain Stream
    about 1917
    2012.42
    David Alfaro Siqueiros, Mexican, 1896 - 1974
    Moises Saenz
    1930
    2012.49
    Man Ray, American, 1890 - 1976
    Mathematical Object
    1934-1936
    2012.4
    José Clemente Orozco, Mexican, 1883 - 1949
    The Elevated
    1928
    2013.38
    Walker Evans, American, 1903 - 1975
    Subway Passengers, New York City (Mother and Child)
    negative April 28, 1938; print about 1938
    2013.53
    William Zorach, American (born Lithuania), 1889 - 1966
    An American Family (Sailing; Provincetown)
    1916
    2013.80
    Abastenia St. Leger Eberle, American, 1878 - 1942
    Hurdy Gurdy Dancer
    about 1909
    2014.21
    Ada Gilmore Chaffee, American, 1883 - 1955
    Untitled (Two Figures with Cow, Provincetown ; Provincetown Scene with Couple and Cow)
    about 1917-1918
    2014.23
    José Clemente Orozco, Mexican, 1883 - 1949
    The Requiem (alternate titles: El Réquiem; Requiem; Velorio)
    1928
    2014.54
    Henry Ossawa Tanner, American, 1859 - 1937
    Étaples and the Canche River at Dusk (formerly titled Untitled (Dusk Scene of a Flooded River and Nearby...
    about 1918
    2014.76
    Imogen Cunningham, American, 1883 - 1976
    Agave
    negative 1920s; print 1970s
    2014.8
    Bessie Potter Vonnoh, American, 1872 - 1955
    The Scarf
    modeled 1908; cast about 1918
    2014.99
    Bill Traylor, American, about 1854 - 1949
    House with Figures and Animals (House with Figures; House with Figures and Snake)
    1939
    d.2003.53
    John Singer Sargent, American, 1856 - 1925
    Preliminary Figure Study for "Hell," Boston Public Library Mural Project
    about 1910
    d.929.10.5
    George Copeland Ault, American, 1891 - 1948
    Back of Patchin Place
    1927
    d.935.1.98
    George Wesley Bellows, American, 1882 - 1925
    The Boardwalk (The Merry-Go-Round)
    about 1915
    d.940.20
    John Sloan, American, 1871 - 1951
    Family on Fire Escape (Ella was a Washtub Woman), drawing for illustration in "Hearst's International,"...
    1922
    d.946.12.3
    Everett Shinn, American, 1876 - 1953
    Trafalgar Square, London
    1900
    d.951.48
    Joseph Stella, American (born Italy), 1877 - 1946
    Dying Lotus
    about 1930-1932
    d.952.133
    John Sloan, American, 1871 - 1951
    Ludlow, Colorado (Class War in Colorado), 1914, drawing for an illustration in "The New York Call,"...
    1914
    d.952.44
    Charles Ephraim Burchfield, American, 1893 - 1967
    Early Morning
    1925
    d.963.3
    José Clemente Orozco, Mexican, 1883 - 1949
    Study for The Departure of Quetzalcoatl (Panel 7) for The Epic of American Civilization
    about 1932-1934
    d.978.19
    Paul Sample, American, 1896 - 1974
    Will Bond
    about 1948
    d.983.34.7
    José Clemente Orozco, Mexican, 1883 - 1949
    Figure study for Modern Industrial Man (central panel, 2 of 3, Panel 20) for The Epic of American...
    about 1930-1934
    d.988.52.228
    José Clemente Orozco, Mexican, 1883 - 1949
    Transfer drawing of Head with Open Jaw for The Departure of Quetzalcoatl (Panel 7) for The Epic of...
    1932-1934
    d.988.52.77
    Diego Rivera, Mexican, 1886 - 1957
    Untitled (Portrait of a Girl with Orange Hair Bow)
    about 1935
    d.990.31
    Edwin Walter Dickinson, American, 1891 - 1978
    The Bee: Lothrup Weld's House
    1943
    d.991.15
    Paul Cadmus, American, 1904 - 1999
    Factory Worker: Francisco (Francisco Femenias)
    1933
    d.996.18
    Rockwell Kent, American, 1882 - 1971
    A New England Landscape (Oak Tree and Evergreen)
    1903
    p.2000.26
    Irving Ramsey Wiles, American, 1861 - 1948
    Emily Henderson Cowperthwaite
    1902
    p.2004.37
    Frederic Remington, American, 1861 - 1909
    Shotgun Hospitality
    1908
    p.909.2
    Joseph Rodefer DeCamp, American, 1858 - 1923
    Edward Tuck (1842-1938), Class of 1862
    1919
    p.920.4
    José Clemente Orozco, Mexican, 1883 - 1949
    The Epic of American Civilization: Migration (Panel 1)
    1932-1934
    p.934.13.1
    Abraham Angel, Mexican, 1905 - 1924
    Tepito Landscape (Paisaje Tepito)
    1923
    p.935.1.1
    Max Weber, American (born Russia, now Poland), 1881 - 1961
    Portrait (Cubist Portrait; Portrait of a Young Woman)
    1911
    p.935.1.74
    Paul Sample, American, 1896 - 1974
    Beaver Meadow
    1939
    p.943.126.1
    John Sloan, American, 1871 - 1951
    A Roof in Chelsea, New York
    about 1941, with additions in 1945 and 1951
    p.946.12.2
    John Sloan, American, 1871 - 1951
    McSorley's Back Room (Back Room of McSorley's Bar)
    April 5, 1912
    p.946.24
    Ilse Martha Bischoff, American, 1901 - 1990
    Harlem Loge
    about 1934
    p.948.35
    Jared French, American, 1905 - 1988
    Street Fight
    1934
    p.950.32.5
    Preston Dickinson, American, 1891 - 1930
    Industrial Landscape (The Suburbs; Modern Industry)
    1919
    p.950.64
    Ernest L. Major, American, 1864 - 1950
    The Closed Door
    about 1914
    p.951.82
    John Sloan, American, 1871 - 1951
    Self-Portrait, Working
    1916
    p.952.43
    Ilse Martha Bischoff, American, 1901 - 1990
    Picnic on the River
    1937
    p.959.108
    John Sloan, American, 1871 - 1951
    Floyd Dell
    1914
    p.959.141
    Ernest Lawson, American, 1873 - 1939
    The Boat House
    not dated
    p.960.57.4
    Kay Sage, American, 1898 - 1963
    The Giants Dance
    1944
    p.964.127
    Paul Cadmus, American, 1904 - 1999
    Francisco
    1933 and 1940
    p.969.64.4
    Pablo Picasso, Spanish, 1881 - 1973
    Guitar on a Table
    1912
    p.975.79
    George L. K. Morris, American, 1905 - 1975
    Composition - Times Square (Composition de Broadway)
    1945
    p.976.201
    Ben Shahn, American (born Russia, now Lithuania), 1898 - 1969
    Photographer’s Window (Contemporary American Photography 1935)
    1939-1940
    p.978.165
    Paul Sample, American, 1896 - 1974
    Waiting
    1935-1936
    p.983.34.185
    Roland Dorcely, Haitian, 1930 - 2017
    Mother and Son
    before 1957
    p.984.39.3
    Frederick Carl Frieseke, American, 1874 - 1939
    In the Library
    about 1917
    p.991.56
    Willard Leroy Metcalf, American, 1858 - 1925
    The First Thaw
    1913
    p.992.14
    Georgia O'Keeffe, American, 1887 - 1986
    Taos Mountain, New Mexico
    1930
    p.993.62
    Abbott Handerson Thayer, American, 1849 - 1921
    Below Mount Monadnock
    about 1913
    p.997.22
    George Hurrell, American, 1904 - 1992
    Joan Crawford for Sadie McKee, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), 1934
    about 1932
    ph.2001.29.2
    Hector Garcia, Mexican, 1923 - 2012
    Jose Clemente Orozco
    1945
    ph.2001.51.5
    Dmitri Baltermants, Russian (born Soviet Union), 1912 - 1990
    The moment before the explosion (but before reaction time)
    negative about 1941-1945; print 2003
    ph.2003.56.25
    Margaret Bourke-White, American, 1904 - 1971
    The American Way
    1937, print before 1971
    ph.972.65
    Ralph Steiner, American, 1899 - 1986
    Typewriter Keys
    negative 1921-1922; print early 1970s
    ph.975.34
    Ralph Steiner, American, 1899 - 1986
    Typewriter Keys
    negative 1921-1922; print early 1970s
    ph.975.34
    Laura Gilpin, American, 1891 - 1979
    Indian Bake Ovens, Taos
    September 26, 1926
    ph.982.51.6
    Attributed to Edwin F. Townsend, American, 1879 - 1948
    Nude Portrait of Frederick Jackson
    early 1930s
    ph.983.12.5
    James Van Der Zee, American, 1886 - 1983
    At Home (Woman with Flower Baskets)
    1934
    ph.986.47
    Harold Eugene Edgerton, American, 1903 - 1990
    Water From a Faucet
    1932
    ph.997.55.3
    Jose Guadalupe Posada, Mexican, 1851 - 1913
    The American Mosquito (El Mosquito Americano)
    about 1904
    pr.2002.42.1
    Hiroshi Yoshida, Japanese, 1876 - 1950
    Seta Bridge
    1933
    pr.2004.41.4
    José Clemente Orozco, Mexican, 1883 - 1949
    Inditos (Mexican Peasants Working)
    1929
    pr.930.15.1
    Miguel Duclaud Covarrubias, Mexican, 1904 - 1957
    Mexican Street Scene
    about 1940
    pr.943.15
    Childe Hassam, American, 1859 - 1935
    Washington's Birthday - 5th Avenue and 23rd Street
    February 22, 1916
    pr.954.20.237
    Edward Hopper, American, 1882 - 1967
    Evening Wind
    1921
    pr.956.26.5
    Marius de Zayas, Mexican, 1880 - 1961
    Title page, from the journal "291" (No. 1, March 1915) (portfolio)
    1915
    pr.960.79.1a
    Pablo Picasso, Spanish, 1881 - 1973
    Blind Minotaur Led by a Young Girl, III (Minotaure aveugle guide par une fillette, III), from The...
    November 4, 1934
    pr.965.23.92
    José Clemente Orozco, Mexican, 1883 - 1949
    Las Masas (The Masses)
    1935
    pr.985.40.1
    José Clemente Orozco, Mexican, 1883 - 1949
    Grief (Afliccion); The Peasant (El Campesino)
    1930
    pr.985.40.2
    George Wesley Bellows, American, 1882 - 1925
    Solitude
    1917
    pr.987.23
    Howard Norton Cook, American, 1901 - 1980
    Chrysler Building (Chrysler Building in Construction)
    1930
    pr.990.48
    Edna Boies Hopkins, American, 1872 - 1937
    Datura
    about 1910
    pr.997.47.1
    Arthur Putnam, American, 1873 - 1930
    Puma and Snakes
    1906
    s.2001.51.2
    Cyrus Edwin Dallin, American, 1861 - 1944
    Appeal to the Great Spirit
    1912; cast about 1922
    s.928.15
    Frederic Remington, American, 1861 - 1909
    The Rattlesnake (Snake in the Path)
    original 1905; cast about 1919-1920
    s.960.13.1
    Frederic Remington, American, 1861 - 1909
    Bronco Buster
    original 1895; cast about 1919-1920
    s.960.13.2
    Bessie Potter Vonnoh, American, 1872 - 1955
    Mother and Child (Mother and Babe)
    1902
    s.964.57
    Paul Manship, American, 1885 - 1966
    Lyric Muse
    1912
    s.991.35
    John Bernard Flannagan, American, 1895 - 1942
    Head
    1927
    s.992.7
    Marius Jean Antonin Mercie, French, 1845 - 1916
    Gloria Victis! (Glory to the Vanquished)
    after 1874, cast after 1879
    s.999.5.2
    Charles Demuth, American, 1883 - 1935
    Beach Study No. 3, Provincetown
    1934
    w.935.1.16