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Fairfield Porter

[American Painter, 1907-1975]

• Relationships: Brother of the photographer Eliot Porter.
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    Fairfield Porter Works Online    
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Original works by Fairfield Porter available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
 
 
Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago

Notable SiteHirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.
3 works online

Notable SiteFairfield Porter at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston
Paintings collection online

Notable SiteThe Phillips Collection, Washington D.C.
2 works online

Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, Missouri

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Maine (Zoomable)
Portrait of Richard Freeman, 1974

Brooklyn Museum, New York City

Brooklyn Museum/Luce Center for American Art, New York City
(Undocumented Feature: In many cases the raw JPG image is much larger than displayed on the screen)

Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences, Charleston, West Virginia

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Colby College Museum of Art, Maine
Stephen and Kathy, 1963

Columbia Museum of Art, South Carolina
View Toward Little Spruce Head

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas
A new museum which, when we last checked, had not yet opened to the public
October Interior, 1963

Currier Gallery of Art, New Hampshire
The Beach in the Morning #2, 1972

Hammer Museum, California
Amherst Campus No. 1, 1969

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
Wheat, 1960

Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, Laurel, Mississippi

Long Island Museum of American Art, History and Carriages, Stony Brook, New York
(Click on the object number for the artwork title & other information)

Maier Museum of Art at Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Virginia
(Note: Click the title to view the artwork details, not the thumbnail image.)

Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, New York
3 works online

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Missouri
The Mirror, 1966

Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New York
Click on the artist's name for a total of 7 paintings

Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New York
Information about the museum's Fairfield Porter Collection and Archives

Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New York
View Towards the Studio, 1967

Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New York
Blue Landscape

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia

Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey

Seavest Collection of Contemporary American Realism
Breakfast Still Life, 1975

Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, Nebraska
Anne, Lizzie and Katie

Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago

Fairfield Porter at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.

Fairfield Porter at the Smithsonian Archives of American Art, Washington D.C.

Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas
July

University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City

Wichita Art Museum, Kansas

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

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

 
Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteFairfield Porter in the Art Renewal Center

Notable SiteFairfield Porter in the Artchive

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Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteGrove Dictionary of Art Online (excerpt)  

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
Biographical info

Resource Library Magazine

Fairfield Porter at the Smithsonian Archives of American Art, Washington D.C.
1968 interview from the Oral History project

Fairfield Porter at the Smithsonian Archives of American Art, Washington D.C.
The Fairfield Porter papers online

The Art Story

The New York Observer
"Fairfield Porter Gets Some of What Critics Owe Him", article by Hilton Kramer

The New York Observer
"Whitney Banishes Porter to Its Suburban Outpost", article by Hilton Kramer

The New York Observer
"Trusty Fairfield Porter Is Better Than Ever", article by Hilton Kramer

Time Magazine
"Yankee Against the Grain", 1993 article by Robert Hughes


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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.
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search inside

Fairfield Porter: A Life in Art


look inside

Fairfield Porter: Catalogue Raisonne


 
 
 
 
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Fairfield Porter: Island Farmhouse
Island Farmhouse

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