|He came here once and saw a painting half-finished. The canvas was totally finished above but there was nothing below, and he just said, "That can't be done. You can't do this." Then he said, "We're antithetical. You use your mind one way; I use mine another. I recognize what you're doing, but I can't imagine it."|
|- Neil Welliver describing a meeting with Fairfield Porter, quoted in Realists at Work|
Neil Welliver Works Online
Categorized & Annotated
Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Art Institute of Chicago NEW!Art Market:
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco NEW!
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.
Big Erratics, 1977
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
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C. NEW!
Art Collection of the Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango, Colombia
Brauer Museum of Art at Valparaiso University, Indiana
Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio
Currier Gallery of Art, New Hampshire
3 paintings online (click "next")
Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, New York
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh
Breached Beaver Dam, 1975
Orlando Museum of Art, Florida
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia
Portland Museum of Art, Maine
Tampa Museum of Art, Florida
Cedar Pole, 1979
(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)
Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish) Articles and Reference Sites:
Additional Image Search Tools: NEW!
(SafeSearch set to "strict"; go to Advanced Search (Flickr/Google) or Preferences (Bing) to change)
Union List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.
"Neil Welliver's Cold Light", 1982 article by Robert Hughes
"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.
Neil Welliver: Prints