American Art

The Newport Art Museum’s collection of American art includes paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, and sculptures from the 18th and 19th centuries. The Museum owns some wonderful examples of Colonial portraiture by Gilbert Stuart and John Smibert. 19th century holdings include paintings, prints, and drawings by Samuel Colman, Winslow Homer, George Inness, John Frederick Kensett, Fitz Henry Lane, Lilla Cabot Perry, William Trost Richards, and Jane Stuart, as well as a significant collection of paintings, prints, and stained glass by John La Farge. The Museum is also home to a significant number of early 20th century paintings by Howard Gardiner Cushing, many of which are on permanent display in the Museum’s Cushing Memorial Gallery, and early 20th century paintings and sketchbooks by Julia Overing Boit. In addition, the Museum owns 150 wood engravings by Winslow Homer from 19th century periodicals and 400 autochromes (19th century photographs on glass).