Figural Works from the Collection
October 7, 2017 - January 21, 2018
 

The Hudson River Museum’s collection comprises American art from the 19th century to the present, as well as cultural and historical material related to the Hudson Valley and Glenview, the Museum’s historic home.

This installation features works in a variety of media from painted portraits and figure drawings to small versions of World War I monuments. Many artworks in the Museum’s collection illuminate the period and lifestyles represented in Glenview, including a portrait by John White Alexander and a marble statue by Hiram Powers, two of the Museum’s most important and studied artworks.

Several other portraits offer evidence of people’s lives in Yonkers, past and present. Rudolf Eickemeyer’s photograph of his father is a tribute to one of the city’s greatest inventors. Twentieth-century pastels, sculptures, and photographs document three collaborative projects the Museum undertook to portray local residents, including documentary photographs by James E. Hinton, portraits of women in the armed forces, and plaster portraits by Rigoberto Torres and Yonkers public high school students.

Rudolf Eickemeyer Jr. (American, 1862–1932). Portrait of My Father, 1895. Carbon print photograph. Gift of the Estate of H. Armour Smith, 1961. (61.13.199)
Francis Vandeveer Kughler (American, 1901–1970). Pvt. Marguerite M. Chase, Women's Army Corps, 1944. Pastel drawing. Museum commission, 1944. (INV.0099)
Francis Vandeveer Kughler (American, 1901–1970). Spc. Jean Logan, Navy WAVE, 1944. Pastel drawing. Museum commission, 1944. (INV.0092)
 
Rigoberto Torres (American, b. 1960). Clarence, 1995. Painted plaster. Museum commission, 1995.