In 1928, only two years after it opened, the Valentine Gallery was dubbed a "temple of modernism" by art critic Henry McBride. The gallery earned this reputation because of Dudensing's commitment to showing the finest examples of modern art. A number of paintings and sculptures that he sold to his clientele are in the collections of U.S. museums today. 

Click on the title of the work to see an image and additional details as they appear on the museum's website.

EUROPEAN ARTISTS

Pierre Bonnard: 

Georges Braque:

Paul Cézanne:

  • Three Pears, 1878-79, oil on canvas (National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.)

  • L'Estaque, 1879-83, oil on canvas (Museum of Modern Art, NY)

  • Mount Sainte-Victoire, c. 1904, oil on fabric (Cleveland Museum of Art, OH)

Giorgio de Chirico:

André Derain:

  • The Bagpiper, 1910-11, oil on canvas (Minneapolis Institute of Art, MN)

  • Guitar Player, 1928, oil on canvas (Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO)

Raoul Dufy

Léonard-Tsuguharu Foujita:

Vincent van Gogh:

Juan Gris:

  • Jar, Bottle and Glass, 1911, oil on canvas (Museum of Modern Art, NY)

  • The Painter's Window, 1925, oil on canvas (Baltimore Museum of Art, MD)

Marcel Gromaire:

  • The Pilot, 1928, oil on canvas (Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY)

Vasily Kandinsky:

  • Compression, 1929, oil on canvas (University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, IA)

Fernand Léger:

  • Yellow Composition, 1928, oil on canvas (Baltimore Museum of Art, MD)

  • The Three Musicians, 1944, oil on canvas (Museum of Modern Art, NY)

  • Big Julie, 1945, oil on canvas (Museum of Modern Art, NY)

Henri Matisse:

Joan Miró:

Amedeo Modigliani:

László Moholy-Nagy:

  • Z VI, 1925, oil, ink and graphite on canvas (Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, MA)

Piet Mondrian:

Jules Pascin:

  • Three Girls, c. 1925, oil on canvas (Brooklyn Museum, NY)

Pablo Picasso:

Georges Rouault

  • Solange, 1928, oil on paper (Saint Louis Art Museum, MO)

  • Afterglow, Galilee, before 1931, oil on paper mounted on canvas (Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.)

Henri Rousseau:

  • Tiger Hunt, c. 1895, oil on canvas (Columbus Museum of Art, OH)

  • Outskirts of Paris, c. 1897-1905, oil on fabric (Cleveland Museum of Art, OH)

  • Flowers in a Vase, 1901-2, oil on canvas (Museum of Modern Art, NY)

  • Notre Dame, 1909, oil on canvas (Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.)

Chaim Soutine:

Maurice Utrillo:

AMERICAN ARTISTS

Milton Avery:

  • The Nursemaid, 1934, oil on canvas (Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, PA)

  • Pine Cones, 1940, oil on canvas (Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.)

  • Self-Portrait, 1941, oil on canvas, (Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY)

Robert Chanler:

  • Carl Van Doren, c. 1920, oil on linen (Whitney Museum of American Art, NY)

Stuart Davis:

Louis Eilshemius:

  • Adirondacks: Bridge for Fishing, 1897, oil on canvas (Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.)

  • Niagara Falls, 1907-8, oil on canvas (Detroit Institute of Arts, MI)

  • The Forsaken Mill, 1908, oil on composition board (Whitney Museum of American Art, NY)

  • The Flying Dutchman, 1908, oil on composition board (Whitney Museum of American Art, NY)

  • Vaudeville, 1909, oil on masonite (Philadelphia Museum of Art)

John Kane:

Robert Laurent:

Raphael Soyer:

  • Self-Portrait, c. 1927, oil on panel (Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.)

  • Zelda, c. 1930, oil on canvas (Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME)

  • Mina, 1932, oil on canvas (Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA)

  • Girl in White Blouse, 1932, oil on canvas (Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY)

Joseph Stella:

  • Dance of Spring (Song of the Birds), 1924, oil on canvas (Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO)

  • Portrait of Helen Walser, c. 1925, crayon, colored pencil on paper (Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT)

  • Lyre Bird, c. 1925, oil on canvas (Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA)

  • The Little Lake, c. 1927, oil on canvas (Montclair Art Museum, NJ)

Rufino Tamayo:

  • Women of Tehuantepec, 1939, oil on canvas (Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY)

  • Animals, 1941, oil on canvas (Museum of Modern Art, NY)

  • Carnival, 1941, oil on canvas (Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.)

  • The Lovers, 1943, oil on canvas (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA)

  • The Mad Dog, 1943, oil on canvas (Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA)