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American Still-Life Painting
Americans have always enjoyed the simple beauty of still-life paintings, and artists of every style and genre have approached the subject as a way to display their skills for capturing intricate details and creating thoughtful compositions. The works of Robert Spear Dunning, George Henry Hall, William Michael Harnett, George Cochran Lambdin, and John Frederick Peto were particularly popular during the height of American still-life painting in the second-half of the nineteenth century. From the floral masterpieces of Martin Johnson Heade to the impressionist interpretations by William Glackens and modernist works of Milton Avery, Marsden Hartley, and Georgia O’Keeffe, still-life subjects have maintained incredible staying power in the American art market.