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New Hampshire Art and Artists

Chest-on-Chest-on-Frame, Samuel Dunlap, 1790-1795

A primary focus of the collection is the art and craft of New Hampshire artists as well as works with subjects relating to the state. During the 1700s and early 1800s cabinet makers in New Hampshire produced furniture that is prized for its craftsmanship and originality of design. This important craft tradition continues with the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen (founded in 1932) and the New Hampshire Furniture Masters (founded 1993). New Hampshire has also been a popular subject for artists for almost two centuries. The state's majestic White Mountains, picturesque villages, farm lands, and rocky coastline have inspired artists of the Hudson River School including Albert Bierstadt and Jasper Cropsey, American modernists such as Charles Sheeler and William Zorach, and contemporary New Hampshire painters Jules Olitski and Jim Aponovich.

Highlights from the New Hampshire Art and Artists' collection
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