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American Genre Painting

George Henry Yewell (American, 1830–1923), Self Defense, 1854, oil on canvas, purchase through funds provided by patrons of Collectors Evening 2013, 2013.3.

The High’s collection of American genre painting reveals artistic interpretation of everyday life over the course of two centuries. Highlights include paintings by such artists as Eastman Johnson, John Quidor, Fidelia Bridges, and Andrew Wyeth.