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Edward S. Curtis

[American Photographer, 1868-1952]

• Also known as:  Edward Sheriff Curtis
• Subject matter:  Specializes in Portraits/the American West.
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    Edward S. Curtis Works Online    
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Original works by Edward S. Curtis available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!

Notable SiteJ. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Hopi, Watching the Dancers, 1906
The Eclipse Dance, 1910

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!

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

Notable SitePortrait Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
Hesquiaht Woman, 1916

Notable SiteEdward S. Curtis at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.

Notable SiteU.S. Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
Edward S. Curtis Collection of over 1,000 photographs

Notable SiteU.S. Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
The North American Indian - Searchable database of over 2,000 images

Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts

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

Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, Missouri

Brauer Museum of Art at Valparaiso University, Indiana

Canton Museum of Art, Ohio
Canyon De Chelly - Navaho

Canton Museum of Art, Ohio
Oasis in the Badlands

Canton Museum of Art, Ohio
A Piegan Dandy

Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio   NEW!
Cheyenne Girl

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Currier Gallery of Art, New Hampshire

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

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

Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska
3 photographs online

Los Angeles County Museum of Art   NEW!

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, Tennessee

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri

Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College, Chicago
Note the link at the bottom of the page to all works in their collection by Edward S. Curtis

National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma
Yellow Hawk - Yanktonai, 1908

Palazzo Magnani, Reggio Emilia, Italy (in Italian)  
(Page forward through works by clicking on "FWW")

Palm Springs Desert Museum, California
A Desert Cahuilla Woman (Plate 522), 1924

Peabody Essex Museum, Massachusetts
1 photograph online: Haschelti - Yeibichai (Navajo) (row 3/image 6). Click on the little "i" on the detail images to bring up information about the works.

Philadelphia Museum of Art   NEW!

Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, Florida
HOH Type, photogravure, 1912

Southern Alleghenies Museum, Pennsylvania

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:
Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

New York Public Library Digital Gallery

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Miscellaneous Sites:
Notable SiteARTSversus (in French)  
La Nation Indienne Nord-Americaine par Edward S. Curtis

Artnet Artist Works Catalogues  

Northwestern University, Illinois
Hundreds of photographs from the 20-volume series The North American Indian

Biography, from the American Masters TV series

Articles and Reference Sites:
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

"How to Recognize Art by Edward S. Curtis" - brief, but has a few useful insights

Resource Library Magazine
Edward Curtis: The North American Indian

Resource Library Magazine
Images of an Idyllic Past

Antiques Roadshow (PBS) Appraisals
"Edward Curtis' 1905 'Geronimo,' ca.1920s"

Antiques Roadshow (PBS) Appraisals
"'Harriman Expedition' with Edward Curtis Photos, ca.1899"

Antiques Roadshow (PBS) Appraisals
"Edward Curtis Orotone"

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
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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Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indian, Incorporated

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Sacred Legacy

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Sites and Structures: The Architectural Photographs of Edward S. Curtis

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Coming to Light

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The Plains Indian Photographs of Edward S. Curtis

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Native Nations

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Visions of a Vanishing Race


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