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  • Backdrop of East Lynne by Charles Demuth
    Charles Demuth, Backdrop of East Lynne.
  • The Pink Pinafore by Robert Henri
    Robert Henri, The Pink Pinafore.
  • Woman with Blue Background (Portrait of a Woman) by Alfred Henry Maurer
    Alfred Henry Maurer, Woman with Blue Background (Portrait of a Woman).
  • Odili Donald Odita, Passage.
  • Bark and Schooner (Italian Salt Bark) by John Henry Twachtman
    John Henry Twachtman, Bark and Schooner (Italian Salt Bark).
  • Norman Lewis, Untitled.
  • Philip Guston, Pit II
    Philip Guston, Pit II.

Painting—defined as the application of liquefied pigments on a substrate—provides approximate classification for a variety of works that span time, material, and culture.

Sheldon's collection of paintings includes beloved and widely known canvases, including eighteenth and nineteenth-century masterpieces by Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Eakins, John Singer Sargent, and Benjamin West; iconic pictures by twentieth-century artists such as Edward Hopper, Lee Krasner, Barnett Newman, Georgia O’Keeffe, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Frank Stella, and Andy Warhol; and works by both emerging artists and giants in the contemporary field, including Ed Ruscha, Carmen Herrera, Hung Liu, Odili Donald Odita, Patssi Valdez, and Philemona Williamson.