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Rube Goldberg

[American Illustrator and Inventor, 1883-1970]

• Also known as:  Reuben Lucius Goldberg
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Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteSmithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.   NEW!

Figge Art Museum, Davenport, Iowa

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh
Desert Siesta

Princeton University, New Jersey
Image from the Princeton Library cartoon collection

Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey

The Huntington Library, California

Williams College Museum of Art, Massachusetts
Professor Butts goes over Niagra falls in a collapsible ash-can...

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Smithsonian American Art Museum National Art Inventories
List of works nationwide from two sources: the Inventory of American Paintings Executed before 1914 and the Inventory of American Sculpture (only a few percent of listings have an accompanying image)

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
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:
California State University WorldImages Database

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Miscellaneous Sites:
Notable SiteThe Official Rube Goldberg Web Site

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Rube Goldberg  
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

Rube Goldberg at the Smithsonian Archives of American Art, Washington D.C.
1970 interview from the Oral History project

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