Acting Chair:  Dr. Alex Rosenberg  
Babette Bloch, Dr. Paul A. Cardile, Arnold Davis, Helaine Fendelman, Philip Hackett, Eleanor Jacobs, Everett Raymond Kinstler, Marc Mellon, Martina Yamin
Established: 1991


To work with a professional curator to oversee the preservation, documentation and exhibition of the National Arts Club Permanent Collection.   


Permanent Collection News

Everett Raymond Kinstler's Dave Brubeck (2003, oil on canvas) and Benny Goodman (oil on canvas) are featured in the exhibition, Everett Raymond Kinstler: Pulps to Portraits, on view at the Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, Massachusetts, 10 March - 28 May 2012

Will Barnet’s Upstairs (1980-91, oil on canvas) was reproduced in Bruce Weber, Will Barnet at 100, exh. cat. (New York: National Academy Museum, 2011), 49.

Francis Luis Mora’s Robert Louis Stevenson and Mark Twain (1907, watercolor and gouache) was reproduced in Michael Pollak's New York's Huckleberry Friend. New York Times, 26 August 2010.

Recently Restored Artwork

Louis F. Berneker, Vanity, oil on canvas laid on board – new frame

Edmund Greacen, The Feather Fan, by 1919, oil on canvas – painting conservation

Cover of Ladies Home Journal, 1 March 1911, featuring a reproduction of Harry W. Watrous’s Some Little Talk of Me and Thee There Was – new frame

English School, 19thc., Milton Dictating Paradise Lost, oil on canvas – painting conservation with funds provided by Rebecca Even-Zohar

Philip Little, An Upland Meadow, 1917, oil on canvas – painting conservation

Waldo Peirce, Interior with Mrs. Peirce Sewing, ca. 1916, oil on board – new frame

Reform and Better Times, campaign poster for Samuel J. Tilden – new frame with funds provided by Rebecca Evan-Zohar

James Abbott McNeill Whistler, The Little Putney, No. 1, 1879, etching - new frame

Selected Additions to the Permanent Collection

Pictures on File

Chris Craymer (American, b. 1956)
The Beach
Gift of the artist, 2010

Ray Fisher (American, b. 1924)

Eleanor Roosevelt, 1957
Silver gelatin print
Gift of the artist, 2010

Walter Koenigstein (American, b. Germany, 1944)
Nine drawings: Female and Nude Figures
Ink on paper
Gift of Amanda Haynes-Dale, 2010

Paul Manes (American, b. 1948)
Untitled, 1988
Charcoal on paper
Gift of Amanda Haynes-Dale, 2010

Paul Manes
Untitled, 1987
Charcoal on Arches paper
Gift of Amanda Haynes-Dale, 2010

Colin Montgomery (American, b. 1979)
Philippe de Montebello, 2010
Archival pigment print
Gift of the artist, 2010

Jerry Schatzberg (American, b. 1927)
Paris, 1962: Yves St. Laurent and Dior,
Christian Dior, The Early Collections,
Photographs by Jerry Schatzberg, essay by Julia Morton,
introduction by Patricia Bosworth
Limited edition book, 2008,
including an 11 x 14 in. print by the photographer
Gift of Catherine Johnson, 2010

Mary Tiegreen (American, b. 1951)
Fireball Tulip, 2010
Photograph printed on canvas using archival inks
Gift of the artist, 2010

Publications Related to the Permanent Collection

Carol Lowrey, A Legacy of Art: Paintings and Sculptures by Artist Life Members of the National Arts Club  (New York: National Arts Club, 2007).  Paintings and sculpture from the early-to-mid 20th century by Artist Life Members of the NAC, including Anna Hyatt Huntington, Ernest Lawson, Hayley Lever, Robert Henri, Paul Manship, Helen M. Turner and many others. Hardcover, 215 pages, 75 col. plates and 175 b & w ills. Available at the club (members: $50.00 + $4.18 tax; non-members: $60.00 + $5.02 tax) and at bookstores nationwide.

Carol Lowrey . . . has thoroughly researched the stories about this nucleus of the club’s collection . . . The book’s layout and binding are of high quality, making it a fine reference book.  Current club members, especially, will want this elegantly presented history.

            - Maine Antiques Digest (2008)

A Legacy of Art is an illustrated catalog providing a kind of tour of the collection, along with biographical information and anecdotal stories . . . readers are treated to an informed and informative introduction. A Legacy of Art admirably serves as an historical overview and survey of this remarkable and enduring institution . . . and is a strongly recommended addition to personal, academic, and community library American Art History reference collections and reading lists.

            - Midwest Book Review (2008)

Carol Lowrey, The National Arts Club Grill Collection:  Preserving an Artistic Legacy (New York: National Arts Club, 2005).  An account of the artwork created for the decorative frieze of the Men’s Grill during the late 1910s by artists such as F. Luis Mora, Charles Livingston Bull, Guy Wiggins, and other noted American artists.  Six-page brochure, col. ills.  Available at the club ($5.00 + .44 tax).


Carol Lowrey, A Noble Tradition: American Paintings from the National Arts Club Permanent Collection (Old Lyme, Conn.: Florence Griswold Museum, 1995).  Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Florence Griswold Museum.  Painters represented include Ernest Blumenschein, Colin Campbell Cooper, Robert Henri, Hayley Lever, and William McGregor Paxton. Softcover. 31 pages, col. ills.  Available at the club ($14.00 + $1.24 tax).