Art of the 20th Century


 




Art Styles in 20th century Art Map



 






Joseph Cornell






 

 

Joseph Cornell

 

(b Nyack, NY, 24 Dec 1903; d Flushing, NY, 29 Dec 1972).
American sculptor, film maker and writer. He studied from 1917 to 1921 at Phillips Academy in Andover, MA. After leaving the Academy he took a job as a textile salesman for the William Whitman Company in New York, which he retained until 1931. During this time his interest in the arts developed greatly. Through art reviews and exhibitions he became acquainted with late 19th-century and contemporary art; he particularly admired the work of Odilon Redon. He also saw the exhibitions of American art organized by Alfred Stieglitz and became interested in Japanese art, especially that of Ando Hiroshige and Katsushika Hokusai. Following a ‘healing experience’ in 1925 he became a convert to Christian Science.



 


Untitled (Solar Set)


 


Celestial Navigation, Box Construction with Glasses


 


Object (Roses des Vents)

1942-53


 


Untitled (Bird Box)
1948


 


Untitled (Pink Palace)
1946-48


 


Setting for a Fairy Tale
1942


 


Space Object Box: "Little Bear, etc."
1950


 


Les Constellations Voisines du Pole
1961


 


Suzy's Sun (for Judy Tyler)
1957


 


Soap Bubble Set (Ostend Hotel)
1958


 


Phases de la Lune
1950


 


Sand Fountain


 


Piano Forte


 


Box with Windows


 


Dove Cote: American Gothic


 


Oeuvres Diverses


 


Sand Fountain
1949


 


Soap Bubble Set
1960


 


Tilly Losch
1935


 


Defense d'Afficher Object

1939




Untitled (Pharmacy)

1943




Untitled (Grand Owl Habitat)

1946




Untitled (Paul and Virginia)

1946-48




Toward the Blue Peninsula

1951-52




Cassiopeia 1

1960




Verso of Cassiopeia 1


 


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