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John I. H. Baur
As head of the Brooklyn Museum’s Department of Painting and Sculpture from 1936 to 1952, Jack Baur oversaw a period of unparalleled growth owing to his remarkable ability to identify over-looked American artists, and locate caches of long-forgotten works. At the time, few people recognized the potential for research and collecting in the field of historic American painting. By 1940 Baur outlined a specific collecting plan enumerating gaps in the Museum’s holdings of colonial, nineteenth-century, and contemporary painting; and he succeeded in filling most of them in the course of his tenure.
- Artist: Alice Neel, American, 1900-1984
- Medium: Oil on canvas
- Place Made: United States
- Dates: 1974
- Dimensions: 45 1/2 x 38in. (115.6 x 96.5cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Contemporary Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in American Identities: A New Look, Orientation Gallery, 5th Floor
- Accession Number: 1993.161
- Credit Line: Gift of Hartley and Richard Neel
- Rights Statement: © artist or artist's estate
- Caption: Alice Neel (American, 1900-1984). John I. H. Baur, 1974. Oil on canvas, 45 1/2 x 38in. (115.6 x 96.5cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Hartley and Richard Neel, 1993.161. © artist or artist's estate
- Record Completeness: Best (83%)