The Caretaker

By Charlotte Bruce Harvey | Brown Alumni Magazine | Nov/Dec 2010 “Every painting tells a story,” says Deborah Topol ’74, discussing the collection that her husband, Ed Shein ’66, has spent much of the last decade assembling. “And when they come together they tell a story about American art.” A largely self-taught art collector and …

Modernism in a Capsule

by Karen Wilkin | The Wall Street Journal | Aug. 18, 2010 (click on image to download PDF) ‘American pioneers” conjures up a Hollywood- inflected vision of the second half of the 19th century: steely eyed men with rifles, and women in sunbonnets, heading west in covered wagons to farm virgin land. But there are other American …

The Influence of Early American Modernists on Western Avant-Gardism

Art Tattler International American Modernism: The Shein Collection presents 20 masterpieces by Patrick Henry Bruce, Stuart Davis, Charles Demuth, Arthur Dove, Marcel Duchamp, Marsden Hartley, John Marin, Georgia O’Keeffe, Man Ray, Charles Sheeler, and other renowned artists. The collection demonstrates the importance of the early American modernists in the development of the avant-garde in the …

American Modernism: The Shein Collection

National Gallery of Art | May 16, 2010–January 2, 2011 Charles Brock and Nancy Anderson with Harry Cooper The American avant-garde played an important role in the creation of a modernist visual culture on both sides of the Atlantic in the first decades of the twentieth century. Many American artists resided in Paris during these years. …