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Artist: William Rush (1756 - 1833)
Nationality: American
Movement:
Media: Sculpture
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Biography:
William Rush was born in Philadelphia. His father was a ship carpenter, thus his main material was wood. He initially began sculpting ship figureheads and progressed to free-standing figures. He was also an integral figure in the foundation of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.


Artworks in Museum Collections: (60)
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Arm Chair, William Birch of High Wycombe , 1901, Fumed oak, walnut, ebony inlay, and rush
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Arm Chair, William Birch of High Wycombe , 1901, Fumed oak, walnut, ebony inlay, and rush
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Claes Berchem - Rush Gatherers 1657 oil on canvas Cleveland Museum of Art Dutch
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Solid-Splat Side Chair, William Savery (attributed to) (United States, Pennsylvania, 1721/22 - 1787)  (Artist), 1750-1775, Maple, rush (replaced)
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Leopold Seyffert - Rush Harrison Kress 1953 oil on canvas National Gallery of Art American
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Max Weber - Rush Hour, New York 1915 oil on canvas National Gallery of Art American
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Buste du général de La Fayette (1757-1834) (1824 entre ; 1825 et) by RUSH William
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William Rush - General Andrew Jackson 1819 Terracotta The Art Institute of Chicago American
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Lambert Hitchcock Side chair mixed hardwoods, paint, and rush 1826 - 1829
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Lambert Hitchcock Side chair mixed hardwoods, paint, and rush 1826 - 1829
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Jeanne Deny A Rush To The Temple Interior 18th century
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Side Chair, Philip Clissett (England, 1817 - 1901)  (Artist), circa 1895, Oak, rush seat
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Armchair, ’Sussex’, Morris & Co. (England, 1861 - 1940) , circa 1875-1900, Ebonized wood and rush seating
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Howard Hack Coiled basket dark brown with black and red designs rush (Juncus patens) stems and split stems 19th century
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Anonymous On Rush Selected Vegetables, F.H. Hogue Co., Yuma Arizona, Firebaugh, California color lithograph circa 1930 - 1940
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Two Textile Designs, ’Gold Rush’ Series (Blue and Red), Elza Sunderland (Hungary, 1903 - 1991-06-22) , 1951, Gouache on paper
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Side Chair, Stickley Brothers (United States, Michigan, Grand Rapids, 1891 - 1954) , circa 1905, Oak, mahogany and beech, pewter, rush seat (replaced)
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Textile Design, ’Western’ from ’Gold Rush’ Series, Elza Sunderland (Hungary, 1903 - 1991-06-22) , 1948, Gouache on paper
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Wes Wilson San Francisco Rock Poster: Bill Graham Presents, Otis Rush and His Chicago Blues Band; Grateful Dead; Fillmore Auditorium, 2/24-26/67 color lithograph 1967
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Wes Wilson San Francisco Rock Poster: Bill Graham Presents, Otis Rush and His Chicago Blues Band; Grateful Dead; Fillmore Auditorium, 2/24-26/67 color lithograph 1967
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Billiard Armchair from ’Rockledge’ Summer Residence of E.L. King, Winona County, Homer, Minnesota, George Washington Maher (United States, Illinois (Chicago), 1864 - 1926) , circa 1912, Oak and rush
J. Paul Getty Museum -
The Fountain of Love
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Samuel William Reynolds, Senior William, Youngest Son of Lord William Russell Mezzotint 18th - 19th century
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Mote Spoon, Maker’s mark possibly that of William Cripps or William Chawner  (Artist), circa 1760-1780, Silver
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Mote Spoon, Maker’s mark possibly that of William Cripps or William Chawner  (Artist), circa 1760-1780, Silver
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William Faithorne The Art of Graveing and Etching by William Faithorne (London: William Faithorne, 1662) Book with 9 etchings with engraving 1662
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William Henry Watt William Lourdsworth 19th century
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William Page - Mrs. William Page 1860-61 oil on canvas The Detroit Institute of Art American
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Arthur William Devis - The Hon. William Monson and His Wife, Ann Debonnaire c. 1786 oil on canvas Los Angeles County Museum of Art English
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William Nicholson London Types (London: William Heinemann, 1898) book with color plates 1898
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William Page - Colonel William Leete Stone 1839 oil on canvas Cleveland Museum of Art American
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William Nicholson An Almanac of Twelve Sports (London: William Heinemann, 1898) book with color plates 1898
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William Bagdatopoulos - Dr. William Henry Holmes 1929 oil on canvas Smithsonian American Art Museum American
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William Nicholson The Tower, third plate in the book London Types (London: William Heinemann, 1898) color plate 1898
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William Nicholson Kensington, second plate in the book London Types (London: William Heinemann, 1898) color plate 1898
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William Nicholson Any Bar, twelfth plate in the book London Types (London: William Heinemann, 1898) color plate 1898
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William Nicholson Hammersmith, fifth plate in the book London Types (London: William Heinemann, 1898) color plate 1898
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William Merritt Chase - Portrait of President William Waugh Smith 1907 oil on canvas The Maier Museum of Art American
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Adriaen Pynacker William of Orange (William III) Commemorative Plate polychrome tin - glazed earthenware 1690
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William Hancock Wilke William Andrew Clark, Jr. Drypoint 19th - 20th century
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The Hon. William Monson and His Wife, Ann Debonnaire, Arthur William Devis (England, 1762 - 1822)  (Artist), circa 1786
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George Holbrook Baker Gold Bar Gravel Mining Company lithography 1856
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William Nicholson Any Corner, eleventh plate in the book London Types (London: William Heinemann, 1898) color plate 1898
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William Nicholson The City, ninth plate in the book London Types (London: William Heinemann, 1898) color plate 1898
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William Nicholson The Horse Guards, first plate in the book London Types (London: William Heinemann, 1898) color plate 1898
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William Nicholson Rotten Row, sixth plate in the book London Types (London: William Heinemann, 1898) color plate 1898
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William Faithorne Hot to Choose Your Needles..., plate 3 opposite page 10 in te book The Art of Graveing and Etching by William Faithorne (London: William Faithorne, 1662) etching with engraving 1662
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William Faithorne How to Use the Oval Points..., plate 5 opposite page 15 in the book The Art of Graveing and Etching by William Faithorne (London: William Faithorne, 1662) etching with engraving 1662
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William Faithorne How to Dry or Harden the Varnish..., plate 2 opposite page 9 in the book The Art of Graveing and Etching by William Faithorne (London: William Faithorne, 1662) etching with engraving 1662
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William Faithorne Hot to Guide Your Needles..., plate 4 opposite page 12 in the book The Art of Graveing and Etching by William Faithorne (London: William Faithorne, 1662) etching with engraving 1662
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William Henry Bartlett plate opposite page ? in the book The Danube by William Beattie (London & New York: Virtue & Co., [ca. 1840]) engraving 1840
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William Henry Bartlett plate opposite page ? in the book The Danube by William Beattie (London & New York: Virtue & Co., [ca. 1840]) engraving 1840
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William Henry Bartlett plate opposite page ? in the book The Danube by William Beattie (London & New York: Virtue & Co., [ca. 1840]) engraving 1840
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William Henry Bartlett plate opposite page ? in the book The Danube by William Beattie (London & New York: Virtue & Co., [ca. 1840]) engraving 1840
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William Henry Bartlett plate opposite page ? in the book The Danube by William Beattie (London & New York: Virtue & Co., [ca. 1840]) engraving 1840
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William Henry Bartlett plate opposite page ? in the book The Danube by William Beattie (London & New York: Virtue & Co., [ca. 1840]) engraving 1840
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William Henry Bartlett plate opposite page ? in the book The Danube by William Beattie (London & New York: Virtue & Co., [ca. 1840]) engraving 1840
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William Henry Bartlett plate opposite page ? in the book The Danube by William Beattie (London & New York: Virtue & Co., [ca. 1840]) engraving 1840
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William Henry Bartlett plate opposite page ? in the book The Danube by William Beattie (London & New York: Virtue & Co., [ca. 1840]) engraving 1840
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William Henry Bartlett plate opposite page ? in the book The Danube by William Beattie (London & New York: Virtue & Co., [ca. 1840]) engraving 1840

Artnews Articles and Exhibition Information: (27)
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Oakland Museum of California: A Legacy of Early California Paintings: The Shumate Collection
The Shumate Collection represents a veritable Whos Who of 19th and early 20th century California painters. Few of these paintings have been seen in other exhibitions or publications. The paintings, primarily oils but also watercolor and gouache, ...

Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art: Japan:Rising - Contemporary Art from Japan
"Japan:Rising lives somewhat at the margins of dominant trends in contemporary Japanese art," Rush says. "As such it celebrates the diverse and extensive variety of artistic activity in Japan today." While Murakamis comic book-inspired app...

America Oh Yes!: Cigar Box Art Exhibit
America Oh Yes! loves all the work presented. Some of the pieces are obviously cigar boxes, yet others are so cleverly designed, it's not readily apparent that a cigar box was used. They range from exquisite and beautiful to downright laughabl...

Red Gate Gallery: Shen Ling: Pink Bed
" Milan Kundera once said,'What is flirtation? One might say that it is behavior leading another to believe that sexual intimacy is possible, while preventing that possibility from becoming a certainty.' Today, flirtation has become quite a luxury. ...

Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art: Michael Joo: 60 Works Created Between 1992 and 2003
Michael Joo, the exhibition, was covered in the February 2004 issue of Artforum. Says Francine Koslow Miller, "...Joo ... posits his own brand of intriguing and often darkly humorous questions about race, consumption, religion, and metaphysics, pr...

Mobius Artists Group (MAG): TAKING LIBERTY: Artists from Istria, Croatia and Fort Point, South Boston
Exhibitions are being held at both the Fort Point Arts Community Gallery, March 10-April 14, and at Mobius, March 29-April 15 (closing reception, April 7, 7 pm). Site-specific works in many media, including performance, sound art, visual, and...

Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art: South Florida Cultural Consortium 2001 Fellowships
The South Florida Cultural Consortium is an alliance of the arts councils of Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe and Martin Counties. The 2001 recipients received fellowships of $15,000. Recipients of the awards and exhibiting artists will ...

Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art: Once Upon A Time: Contemporary Art for Children's Books
Featuring original artwork created by popular contemporary artists Keith Haring, Fai...

South London Gallery: About Belief
In the late Autumn of 1980 Artras Raila saw constellations of lights moving in strange trajectories in the sky above the town of Telsiai in Lithuania. Convinced that he had seen UFOs, the artist returned to the same place 22 years later in ...

Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art: Sculpture Now: Works by Seven Contemporary Artists
"Some want to provoke, others want to communicate something very personal. Some see technology as their friend, others see current consumerism, including technology, as toxic. Some want to engage all your senses, others want to make you a little u...

Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art: Marjetica Potrc: Urgent Architecture
After its showing at PBICA from November 22, 2003 through February 29, 2004, Marjetica Potrc: Urgent Architecture will travel to the List Visual Art Center at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where it will be on view from May 6 through July 11, 20...

Cambridge Galleries: Big in Japan: Takahiro Fujiwara, Matsukage Hiroyuki, Yuki Kimura, Tsuyoshi Ozawa, Risa Sato and Saki Satom
Japanese adult culture is avidly unadult, Osborne writes. It is stuck on a continual quest for instant gratification and blatant adorableness. It's not fixated on youth, like us, it's fixated on childhood. Risa Sato's Campaign No. 8 ...

Cambridge Galleries: December: Sara Angelucci, Janet Bellotto, Robin Hesse, Ron Hewson, Tania Kitchell, Thrse Mastroiacovo, Laura Millard, Isabella Stefanescu, Joanna Strong, Larry Towell, Aidan Urquhart and Janet Morton
For the most part, there is no reference to the traditional iconography of this time of year, instead, this exhibition proposes an alternative to traditional decorative imagery with art that is expressive and experiential. December is par...

Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery: Stretch: Works by Artists from North and South America
Comments co-curators Keith Wallace and Eugenio Valdes Figueroa, "Bringing together artwork from different nations within the Americas serves to provide a perspective on the works' similarities and differences. In spite of the virtual demise of n...

Tabla Rasa Gallery: Project Diversity: SPArC Art!
Director of Tabla Rasa Gallery, Audrey Anastasi says, "We are thrilled to be among the 16 host galleries of this project. It truly reflects Brooklyn's rich cultural mix. The artwork is teeming with exuberance. We want everyone to know they are we...

McCaig-Welles Gallery: Liquid Experiments: Ken Echezabal
Echezabal describes his new body of work as experiments in "stimulating serotonin." Using an inventive painting technique, slowed-down wavelike images are poured onto the canvas. The subjects range from a mother holding her child in the middle of ...

Kunsthalle Wien, Museumsquartier: Yinka Shonibare: Entertaining, Seducing, Provoking,
Born in London in 1962, raised in Lagos, to later return to London, Yinka Shonibare tends to describe himself as a post-colonial hybrid and perhaps can be considered as an example of the increasing hybridization of unambiguous cultural or na...

Oakland Museum of California: Capturing Light: Masterpieces of California Photography, 1850-2000
Much of what we think of as Great American Photography is in fact Californian, said Drew Heath Johnson, Curator of Photography at OMCA. Names such as Weston, Watkins, Ansel Adams or Dorothea Lange are among the first that occur to us when we consi...

Forest City Gallery: d.a.r.e. (daring artists reveal everything)
Among the themes investigated in this exhibition are identity, gender, sexuality/ desire, consumer values, and ownership/authorship. Toronto-based artist and writer Sandra Haar's work concerns textual and visual representations of sexuality,...

Oakland Museum of California: Amazing Bikes: Two Centuries on Two Wheels
The invention of the bicycle had a revolutionary impact around the world. Considered the first democratic means of transportation, the bicycle eliminated dependence on the horse and carriage and allowed people...

Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art: Margaret Evangeline: The Confessions of Mlle. G.
Evangelines paintings are inspired by the lives of women who exhibited high visibility, power, or strong desires and were historically marginalized and negated by their culture. For Evangeline there is a danger associated with being a visible ...

Erna Hecey Gallery: Market Forces Part 1 and 2
The exhibition features wrok by: Michael Ashkin, David Baskin, Betty Beaumont, Gretchen Bender, Dara Birnbaum, Jef Geys, Dan Graham, Louise Lawler, Alex MacLean, Diane Nerwen, Filip Noterdaeme, Sigmar Polke, Walter Robinson, Ron Rocheleau, Zo ...

Oakland Museum of California: Iconic to Ironic: Fashioning California Identity
Iconic to Ironic: Fashioning California Identity examines how California fashion has been shaped by the entertainment industry as well as the state's cultural diversification and varied climates and geography. The exhibition is organized into five...

Art Business Academy: How Goes the Art Market 2004?
I keep a watchful eye towards the art market since my profession is as a painter. But with an awareness of global and regional market trends it is important to position the artist's business, your business, no matter what financial patterns might ...

LA Gallery: Temporality: Chen Wenbo and Liu Ding
In ancient China, there were people who would take shelter in a flimsy hut and were content with it. Even though the hut would get shaky and risk being torn down in wind, its resident wouldnt be disturbed by it at all. On the contrary, he would f...

Albright-Knox Art Gallery: Bodily Space: New Obsessions in Figurative Sculpture
Kudos to Holly E. Hughes for curating a show so startling, so slyly subversive, it worms its way into your skin before you even realize it. Its one of the best Ive ever seen. Here is body as locus of the commercial and the contemplative; as s...

Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens: Lure of the West: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum
First explorers and trappers, then settlers and immigrants were drawn to the lands and opportunities for a new life in the American West, said Elizabeth Broun, director of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Artists were quick to discover new...

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