Collections

Paintings

American painting is the focus of the Georgia Museum of Art’s collection. A passionate collector, Alfred Heber Holbrook, the museum’s founder, combined sound judgment in acquisition with sensitivity to a continuum of art historical periods and artistic styles. Nineteenth-century works include those by Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, George Inness, Elizabeth Jane Gardner and James McNeill Whistler. The collection is especially strong in early-20th-century paintings with important works by, among others, Stuart Davis, Reginald Marsh, Georgia O’Keeffe, Ben Shahn, Lucy May Stanton and Andrew Wyeth. Late-20th-century painters in the collection include Charles Burchfield, Alice Neel, Helen Frankenthaler and Elaine de Kooning.