The University of Tulsa's Gilcrease Museum art collection includes more than 12,000 paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures by 400 artists from colonial times to the present. A strong focus on Western American art includes works by Bierstadt, George Catlin, Remington (including 18 of his 22 bronzes), Russell, and Joseph Henry Sharp.
Some of the important, non-western artists featured in the Collection include Eakins, C. W. Peale, Whistler, Sargent, Homer, Audubon, William Merritt Chase, and N. C. Wyeth.
Artifacts from the Mississippi Valley region, ancient Mexico, and beyond are also well represented.
Whether you go or not, Thomas Gilcrease and His National Treasure, is an assemblage of the best of the Gilcrease Art Collection, including reproductions of 88 of the most important works by such artists as George Catlin, Alfred Jacob Miller, Thomas Moran, Frederick Remington and others. Includes essays written by Fred Myers, Director of the Gilcrease Museum, and other members of the museum staff.
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