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[American Sculptor, 1897-1986]
Reuben Nakian Works Online
Categorized & Annotated
Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Art Institute of Chicago NEW!Art Market:
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco NEW!
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City NEW!
Museum of Modern Art, New York City
National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. NEW!
Most but not all artists in the NGA database have works online
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
3 works by Nakian
Reuben Nakian at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.
Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio
DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Massachusetts
La chambre a coucher l'empereur, 1954
Guilford College Art Gallery, North 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!
Los Angeles County Museum of Art NEW!
Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, New York
Garden of the Gods
Philadelphia Museum of Art NEW!
Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, Nebraska
Birth of Venus
University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City
Walker Art Center, Minnesota
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)
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Christie's Past Sale ArchivePictures from Image Archives:
(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)
California State University WorldImages DatabaseMiscellaneous Sites:
Mary Ann Sullivan's Digital Imaging Project
The Rape of Lucrece
Additional Image Search Tools:
(SafeSearch set to "strict"; go to Advanced Search (Flickr/Google) or Preferences (Bing) to change)
Ohio Outdoor Sculpture InventoryArticles and Reference Sites:
Union List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.
Wikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
Reuben Nakian at the Smithsonian Archives of American Art, Washington D.C.
1981 interview from the Oral History project