Niles Spencer Works Online
Categorized & Annotated
Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City NEW!Art Market:
Museum of Modern Art, New York City
Includes biographical information about the artist
National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. NEW!
Most but not all artists in the NGA database have works online
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Niles Spencer at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.
The Phillips Collection, Washington D.C.
The Dormer Window, 1927
Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts
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)
Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio NEW!
In The Cabin, 1947
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C. NEW!
Walker Art Center, Minnesota
Wichita Art Museum, Kansas
Signal at Highland, ca.1940
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)
Niles Spencer at The AthenaeumArticles and Reference Sites:
Oguinquit, Maine, 1919
Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)
Additional Image Search Tools:
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Union List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.