Artists’ Biographies and Images

Lessons 3 through 8 of the ABC curriculum highlight artworks and artists in NMWA’s collection. This website includes high-resolution images of the artworks and biographies for the artists. Lessons feature one primary artwork; a second artwork in each category will allow you to extend or adapt lessons.

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Narrative (Lesson 3)

Jennie Augusta Brownscombe
Love’s Young Dream, 1887

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Hollis Sigler
To Kiss the Spirits: Now, This Is What It Is Really Like, 1993

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Portrait (Lesson 4)

Lavinia Fontana
Portrait of a Noblewoman, ca. 1580

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Frida Kahlo
Self-Portrait Dedicated to Leon Trotsky, 1937

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Landscape & Still Life (Lesson 5)

Lilly Martin Spencer
Still Life with Watermelon, Pears, and Grapes, ca. 1860

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Clara Peeters
Still Life of Fish and Cat, ca. 1600s

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Gabriele Münter
Staffelsee in Autumn, 1923

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Jennifer Bartlett
March, Bermuda, 1998

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Abstraction (Lesson 6)

Alma Woodsey Thomas
Iris, Tulips, Jonquils, and Crocuses, 1969

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Georgia Mills Jessup
Rainy Night, Downtown, 1967

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Sculpture (Lesson 7)

Frida Baranek
Untitled, 1991

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Lucy Martin Lewis
Jar, 1983

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Artists' Books (Lesson 8)

Carol Barton
Tunnel Map, 1988

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Claire Van Vliet
Circulus Sapientiae (Circle of Wisdom), 2001

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