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Berenice Abbott

[American Photographer, 1898-1991]

• Also known as:  Bernice Abbott
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    Berenice Abbott Works Online    
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Original works by Berenice Abbott available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteDallas Museum of Art, Texas   NEW!
(There is a "Download" link for zooming in on some works, but confusingly this may take a while to become active)

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!

Notable SiteJ. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
9 works online by Abbott

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!

Notable SiteMusée d'Orsay, Paris
Artworks in the museum's collections database

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Photograph collection online

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Most but not all artists in the NGA database have works online

Notable SitePeggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice   NEW!

Notable SiteSan Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Notable SiteBerenice Abbott at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.

Notable SiteThe Phillips Collection, Washington D.C.
Canyon: Broadway and Exchange Place, 1936

Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts

Akron Art Museum, Ohio   NEW!
(Click on the "View objects by this artist" link)

Ball State Museum of Art, Indiana
3 works online

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Maine (Zoomable)
Yuban Warehouse, gelatin silver print, 1934

Brooklyn Museum, New York City

Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio   NEW!
Consolidated Edison Power House, 666 First Avenue, Manhattan

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

David Winton Bell Gallery at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, Massachusetts
Repair Shop, Christopher Street, New York, 1949

Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, Massachusetts
American Shops, Lodi, New Jersey, 1954

Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma
3 photographs online

Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, South Carolina

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.   NEW!

Hofstra University Museum, Hempstead, New York
Flash slideshow; Click "Photographs"

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Los Angeles County Museum of Art   NEW!

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota
Get the Picture: Thinking About Photographs

Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College, Chicago
Note the link at the bottom of the page to all works in their collection by Berenice Abbott

Museum of the City of New York
Berenice Abbott: Changing New York, The Complete WPA Project

National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C.
Biography of the artist

New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe

Philadelphia Museum of Art   NEW!

Pomona College Museum of Art, California
Click on "View objects by this artist"

Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey

Springfield Museum of Art, Ohio

Tacoma Art Museum, Washington

Tampa Museum of Art, Florida
Normandie, 1983

University of Maine Museum of Art
Father Duffy Times Square, 1937

University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum
Untitled (select from the drop-down list)

Virtual Museum of Canada
Brooklyn Bridge, Water and Dock Streets, Brooklyn, 1936

Walker Art Center, Minnesota

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Art Signature Dictionary   NEW!

Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Masters of Photography

New York Public Library Digital Gallery

The History Project at U.C. Davis

USC Annenberg School for Communication

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Miscellaneous Sites:
Notable SiteInspired by Berenice Abbott

ArtsNet Minnesota

Photography @ Temple University Online

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Berenice Abbott  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia


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Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
Note: Some "Search Inside" features are limited to people signed in to an account which has previously made a purchase at Amazon.
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Berenice Abbott, Photographer: An Independent Vision

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New York Changing: Revisiting Berenice Abbott's New York

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New York in the Thirties

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Berenice Abbott: Changing New York


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