Collection of The Saint Louis Art Museum


Founded in 1879, the Saint Louis Art Museum is located in Forest Park in St. Louis, Missouri.  The building which houses the Museum was originally part of the Palace of Fine Arts and was built as the only permanent structure of the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition, known as the World’s Fair.  The Saint Louis Art Museum showcases masterpieces from the Renaissance, Impressionism, Asia, and Pre-Columbian art.  The holdings of modern art are one of the largest components of the collection.  Other areas include Oceanic art, Pre-Columbian art, ancient Chinese bronzes, and European and American art from the late 19th and 20th centuries, particularly 20th especially German art.  Masterpieces by Matisse, Gauguin, Monet, Picasso, and Van Gogh, Max Beckmann and George Caleb Bingham can all be enjoyed at the Museum. 


Year Name Type Image
1881 Sketch of a Landscape with Factories Drawing Sketch-of-a-Landscape-with-Factories
1881 Landscape Watercolor Landscape
1884 Head of a Peasant Woman with White Cap Painting Head-of-a-Peasant-Woman-with-White-Cap
1887 Factories at Asnieres Seen from the Quai de Clichy Painting Factories-at-Asnieres-Seen-from-the-Quai-de-Clichy
1888 Fishing Boat at Sea, A Drawing Fishing-Boat-at-Sea,-A
1890 Vineyards with a View of Auvers Painting Vineyards-with-a-View-of-Auvers
1890 Village Street and Steps in Auvers with Figures Painting Village-Street-and-Steps-in-Auvers-with-Figures





Enclosed Field with a Sower in the Rain Quay with Men Unloading Sand Barges Field with Factory View of Saintes-Maries with Cemetery
Enclosed Field with a Sower in the Rain Quay with Men Unloading Sand Barges Field with Factory View of Saintes-Maries with Cemetery
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