permanent collection

Explore The Legacy

The Art Students League of New York is home to a permanent collection that traces the history of American art since the League’s founding in 1875. Featuring more than 2,000 outstanding works by instructors and alumni of the League, the collection includes some of the most important names in American art—from Norman Rockwell, Charles Alston, and Alexander Calder to Georgia O’Keeffe, Peggy Bacon, and Milton Avery.

The League continues to collect artwork by League artists in every medium, from painting and drawing to sculpture and mixed media.

Clockwise from upper right: Ernest Fiene, Landscape, Connecticut, Oil on canvas, 100225; Ethel Edwards, Untitled, Watercolor on paper, 16 x 13 in, 102316; Sherry Camhy, Portrait, 2018, Pastel on paper, 23 x 30 in, 102214; Robert Ward Johnson, Aya, Oil on canvas, 20 x 17 in, 100233; Alice Harold Murphy, The Dreamer, 1955, Oil on canvas, 28 x 40 in, 100199.

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