DETAIL : COLOGNE SCHOOL Germany Virgin and Child with Saints [Triptych of the Virgin and Child with Saints (left panel) Virgin and Child with Saints (left panel)]
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Pablo PICASSO | Nature morte au masque, 4 mars 1937  [Still-life with mask, 4 March 1937] | 1937
Louise BOURGEOIS | C.O.Y.O.T.E. | 1941-48
Marcel DUCHAMP | Boîte-en-valise [The box in a valise] | 1942-54
Joseph CORNELL | Untitled (for Stephanie) | c.1945
Milton AVERY | Artist's wife | 1944
Arshile GORKY | Untitled | 1944
Joseph CORNELL | Untitled (Owl box) | c.1946-48
Jackson POLLOCK | Totem lesson 2 | 1945
Henri MATISSE | Océanie, le ciel [Oceania, the sky] | 1946
Fritz GLARNER | Relational painting, tondo no. 4 | 1946
Joseph CORNELL | Les caprices de Gizelle [Gizelle's caprices] | 1947
Arshile GORKY | Plumage landscape | 1947
Mark ROTHKO | Multiform | 1948
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Joseph CORNELL | Untitled (Hôtel du Cygne) [Swan Hotel] | c.1950-52
Reuben NAKIAN | Europa and the bull | 1949
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Jackson POLLOCK | Blue poles | 1952
Willem DE KOONING | Woman V | 1952-53
Erich BUCHHOLZ | ZR 24 | 1952-53

The National Gallery of Australia began to collect European and American painting and sculpture in the 1970s. At this time it became clear that the Gallery's mission would be to show works of art from all the cultures of the world, not only that of European Australians, Europe being the continent from which most immigrants have come to Australia. The collection includes works from every continent, concentrating on the cultures that underpin contemporary life, those of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

In 1992 the Gallery published a catalogue written by Michael Lloyd and Michael Desmond, European and American Paintings and Sculptures 1870-1970 in the Australian National Gallery. The catalogue is now available here.

In October 2002, twenty years after its doors opened to the public in 1982, the Gallery is publishing more of its collections of 430 paintings and sculptures made by European and American artists on its website. It will be possible to examine all these holdings, from a handful of examples of the art of ancient Greece and Renaissance Italy to many works of art made in the last decades.

Subject to copyright permission, photographic reproductions of the paintings and sculptures accompany all the catalogue details of the National Gallery's works: the artist's name, country, dates of birth and death, the title and date of the painting or sculpture, its medium, size, any inscriptions, and the provenance (or known history of ownership). Many of the catalogue entries include exhibition histories, particular literature, and a discussion of the meaning and context of the work.

European or American?
For ease of reference, the catalogue is divided into European and American categories. Any artists who have made art in both continents, such as Man Ray, Marcel Duchamp, Mary Kelly or David Hockney, are included in both catalogues.

How to read the catalogues:
b&w = black-and-white
c. = centre
c.l. = centre left
c.r. = centre right
illus. = illustrated
inscribed = extra information written on the work by the artist
l.c. = lower centre
l.l. = lower left
l.r. = lower right
obverse = on the head or portrait side of a medal
recto = on the side of the work's support facing the viewer
reverse = on the thematic side of a medal, as in 'tails' for a coin
u.c. = upper centre
u.l. = upper left
u.r. = upper right
verso = on the reverse side of the work's support, usually canvas or paper

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