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Recent Acquisitions

The Frye Art Museum continues to strategically build its collection through purchases and gifts, both deepening existing areas of strength and diversifying holdings to reflect the Museum’s expansive curatorial program and Seattle’s globalized present. Acquisitions of the last ten years demonstrate the Museum’s commitment to growing and contextualizing its distinctive historical collections of late nineteenth- and twentieth-century European and American art while broadening its holdings of contemporary works to embrace previously underrepresented identities, perspectives, and forms of expression. To some extent, acquisitions mirror the Museum’s exhibition history, creating a material record of the institution’s engagement with local, national, and international artists and commemorating the special audience connection formed through temporary presentations. Contemporary artworks chosen for the collection often respond to or complicate the narratives around mediums and genres traditionally associated with the Frye, like painting, landscape, and portraiture.

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Title Artist Medium Date
Untitled [Country lane with house and barn]   Bongart, Sergei   Oil on canvas  n.d. 
Waves Floater   Britto, Romero   Acrylic paint and oil pen on canvas  2017 
Landscape #7   Browning, Matt   Tree sap on handmade wood panel  2012 
Untitled   Chwala, Fritz   Oil on canvas  n.d. 
Harlequin Woman   Cumming, William   Tempera on board  1955 
Untitled   Dahl, Hans   Oil on canvas  1883-1915 
Inside the Tent   Fejes, Claire   Oil on canvas  ca. 1976 
Karla Kay Keeley   Fullmer, Ray   Oil on canvas  ca. 1952-57 
Portrait of a woman   Hickmann, Fritz   Oil on canvas mounted to board  1855 
Untitled   Itter, Julian E.   Oil on canvas  ca. 1898 
Mt. McKinley from the Headwaters of the Talkeetna River, Alaska   Laurence, Sydney   Oil on canvas  1918 
Untitled [Details of serpent from Die Sünde (Sin) by Franz von Stuck]   Liu Ding   Oil on canvas  2012 
Untitled [Frame from Die Sünde (Sin) by Franz von Stuck]   Liu Ding   Oil on canvas  2012 
Untitled [Details of serpent from Die Sünde (Sin) by Franz von Stuck]   Liu Ding   Oil on canvas  2012 
River   Lowly, Tim   Acrylic on panel  2004 
Arctic Twilight   Machetanz, Fred   Oil on Masonite  1957 
this trembling turf (the shallows)   Peters, Mary Ann   White ink  2018 
Untitled [landscape in snow]   Predil, Viktor A.   Oil on canvas  ca. 1900 
Untitled   Ramsay, Francis Dennis   Tempera on board  n.d. 
Untitled   Ramsay, Francis Dennis   Tempera on board  n.d. 
Louisa Rier Frye, mother of Charles H. Frye   Raschen, Henry   Oil on canvas  n.d. 
Hermann H. Frye, father of Charles H. Frye   Raschen, Henry   Oil on canvas  n.d. 
Untitled [Moonlit landscape with river and cabin]   Raschen, Henry   Oil on canvas  n.d. 
Untitled [Landscape with houses]   Reder, C.   Oil on canvas  n.d. 
Shepherd in the Hills   Rosa, Salvator (attributed to)   Oil on linen  n.d. 


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