Elie Nadelman American, 1882-1946


An important sculptor and a key member of the New York art scene in the first half of the 20th century, Nadelman fused the classical influences of his Beaux-Arts style training in Europe with the subject matter and imagery of popular culture in America to create his uniquely abstracted works. At times his works seemed to combine the traditional with what was modern at the time. His "radically simplified drawings" were deceptively simple in their economy of line and form.


Gallery 291, New York, 1910, 1915 (solo)

William B. Paterson Gallery, London, 1911 (solo)

Armory Show, New York, 1913

Salon des Independents, Paris, 1914

Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, 1938

Brooklyn Museum, New York

Metropolitan Museum, New York

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C., 1975

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York 1975; retrospective, 2003

Museums and Public Collections

Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts

Amon Carter Museum, Texas

Art Institute of Chicago

Brooklyn Museum, New York City

Brooklyn Museum/Luce Center for American Art, New York City

Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University, California

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Colby College Museum of Art, Maine

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.

Honolulu Museum of Art, Hawaii

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Jewish Museum, New York

Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska

Maier Museum of Art at Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Virginia

Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, New York

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota

Mint Museum of Art, North Carolina

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

Museum of Modern Art, New York City

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey

Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, Nebraska

Smith College Museum of Art, Massachusetts

Elie Nadelman at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.

The Huntington Library, California

The Jewish Museum, New York City

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Connecticut

Walker Art Center, Minnesota

Weatherspoon Art Museum at The University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, Pennsylvania

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City

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