American Faces: Portraits of a People

We have assembled an extraordinary collection of portraits. Penetrating, droll, tragic, charming, mysterious or arresting, all are distinguished by that insight and intimacy that are the hallmarks of great portraiture. In a way, seen through the artist's eyes, these strangers, some famous, some nameless, all become family, and, once in a while, one speaks to us. And when we hang them them on our wall, they become guardians of our home.

We particularly cherish the artist's self-portraits we have acquired: these exercises in self-interrogation have an uncanny power. But all of these painting tell stories, of themselves, and also of who we all are.