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American Still Life

Joseph Biays Ord (American, 1805–1865), Still Life with Shells, ca. 1840, Oil on canvas, purchase with funds from the Margaret and Terry Stent Endowment for the Acquisition of American Art, 2013.8.

The High’s growing collection of American still life painting includes examples across two centuries, from the precise renderings of artists such as J. J. Audubon and J. B. Ord to the modernist reinterpretations of the genre by Marsden Hartley and Yasuo Kuniyoshi.