Tag Archives: CC Johnson Spink

New in 2014: Spink Asian Art Collection

Over the last 10 days, we’ve highlighted a small number of works of art acquired this year. In reality, we could have spent an entire month celebrating 2014 additions to the collection. We didn’t have time to mention important acquisitions like a chair made by the Byrdcliffe Colony; a print series by Flemish master engraver… Read More »

New in 2014: paintings by Norman Rockwell

We’re celebrating major acquisitions of 2014. Read earlier posts about additions to the collection. Until this year, the Saint Louis Art Museum had a significant gap in its collection – works by Norman Rockwell. Now, thanks to a transformative bequest by the late C.C. Johnson Spink and Edith “Edie” Spink, the Art Museum is proud to have… Read More »

New in 2014: George Washington by Rembrandt Peale

All week we’ve been celebrating major acquisitions of 2014, and we’ll continue to share some of our favorite recent additions to the collection through Wednesday. Check out previous posts on Andy Warhol’s Shoe, American quilts, John Singleton Copley’s Henry Barry, and Wendy Red Star’s Four Seasons series. This dramatic portrait of the founding father was… Read More »

New in 2014: Henry Barry by John Singleton Copley

For the rest of the year, we’re highlighting superb works of art that became part of the SLAM collection in 2014. Make sure to read yesterday’s installment on Wendy Red Star’s Four Seasons series of self portraits. The Boston-born John Singleton Copley (1738-1815) was the most skilled and important portraitist in colonial America, although he… Read More »

Spink gift transformed Museum’s holdings of Asian and American art

In 2014, the Saint Louis Art Museum received the transformative gift of 225 works of art from the collection of the late C.C. Johnson Spink and Edith “Edie” Spink. The bequest included superb works by American artists—including John Singleton Copley, Rembrandt Peale, Norman Rockwell and Andrew and Jamie Wyeth—but the gift was most notable for… Read More »