Frye Art Museum

photo by Jill Berarducci

Seattle, Washington

(206) 622-9250



Following the 1952 opening of the Frye Art Museum, Director Walter S. Greathouse, began acquiring works by American artists. His widow and successor, Kay Greathouse, continued and expanded upon the collection of important oil paintings, watercolors, and drawings done by Americans ranging from colonial painter John Singleton Copley to twentieth century artists such as Reginald Marsh and Grant Wood. The collection continues to grow through gift and purchase.

Byron Bratt, The Embrace, 1996

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