“Still Life” Blog – Clyfford Still Museum
PH-644

Clyfford Still, PH-644, 1934. Oil on window shade, 8 3/4 x 11 1/2 inches (22.2 x 29.2 cm). Clyfford Still Museum, Denver, CO. © City and County of Denver/ ARS, NY.

Three Keys to Clyfford Still’s Time at Yaddo

Posted on June 28, 2018

by Kristin Kirsch Feldkamp, Editorial Assistant

In the summer of 1934, Clyfford Still embarked on a transcontinental journey from Pullman, Washington to Saratoga Springs, New York. He was headed to Yaddo—a prestigious artist’s retreat—and the time he spent there …

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Sandra Still, Clyfford Still, and Diane Still at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, 1962. Photo by Patricia Still. Courtesy the Clyfford Still Archives.

Clyfford Still the Father in His Voice

Posted on June 16, 2018

by Kristin Kirsch Feldkamp

Clyfford Still was intense, dedicated, and driven by motives unsullied by the desire for commercial success. He had a reputation for being prickly and was unwavering when upholding the integrity of his work. But he had …

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Pati.Portrait

Image: Clyfford Still, PH-134 (Portrait of Pat), 1942. Oil on canvas, 37 1/2 x 24 inches (95 1/4 x 61 cm). Clyfford Still Museum, Denver, CO. © City and County of Denver / ARS, NY.

Patricia Garske Still (1920 – 2005)

Posted on March 26, 2018

by Kristin Kirsch Feldkamp

Before Women’s History Month comes to a close, we felt it important to shine a spotlight on Clyfford Still’s second wife, Patricia (Pati) Alice Garske Still. Pati was a driving force in preserving Still’s legacy both …

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Clyfford Still, PH-929, 1974. Oil on canvas, 114 x 172 inches (289.6 x 436.9 cm) © City and County of Denver / ARS, NY

Clyfford Still’s Artistic Influences: William Blake

Posted on January 17, 2018

This is the third in a series of posts complementing our current exhibition, Still & Art. You can read the first post here and the second one here.

In our final week of Still & Art—an exhibition …

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CS.SelfPortrait

Image: Clyfford Still, PD-46 (Self-portrait), 1928. Graphite on paper, 8 5/8 x 11 3/4 inches (21.8 x 30 cm). Clyfford Still Museum, Denver, CO. © City and County of Denver / ARS, NY.

Mythbusting: Clyfford Still

Posted on November 30, 2017

Less is known about Still by the public than many of his contemporaries—like Jackson Pollock—who have been the subjects of movies, books, and lore. So, on what would be Clyfford Still’s 113th birthday, we’re dispelling four common myths about …

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PH-401, 1957

“I want to be in total command of the colors, as in an orchestra. They are voices.” -- Clyfford Still | Image: Clyfford Still, PH-401, 1957. Oil on canvas, 113 x 155 in (287 x 393.7 cm). Clyfford Still Museum, Denver, CO. © City and County of Denver / ARS, NY

Clyfford Still’s Influences: Music

Posted on November 14, 2017

by Kristin Kirsch Feldkamp, Editorial Assistant

This is the second in a series of posts complementing our current exhibition, Still & Art. You can read the first post here.

Clyfford Still, like many great artists (Jackson Pollock, Pablo …

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PH-623

Image: Clyfford Still, PH-623 (Prairie Winter), 1929–30. Oil on canvas, 28 x 36 in. (71.1 x 91.4 cm), Clyfford Still Museum, Denver, CO. © City and County of Denver / ARS, NY.

Clyfford Still’s Influences: The West

Posted on October 4, 2017

by Kristin Kirsch Feldkamp, Editorial Assistant

This is the first blog post in a series complementing our current exhibition Still & Art.

Clyfford Still spent his formative years in the West, moving back and forth between the western U.S. …

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Hidden No More: New Discovery Tools Now Online

Posted on September 20, 2017

Home to the world’s most intact public collection of a major American artist, the Museum formally launched two new online discovery tools today. More than 2,200 works of art—approximately 470 paintings and 1,750 works on paper by Still—are now available …

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Bradford in Venice

A visitor at Mark Bradford’s exhibition in the United States Pavilion. Photo by Gianni Cipriano for The New York Times

Media Roundup: Bradford in Venice

Posted on May 18, 2017

With the art world and international press focused on the 2017 Venice Biennale this week, we’re taking a moment to share some of the impressive coverage highlighting Mark Bradford. Bradford represents the U.S. in Venice this year with an …

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2-Clyfford Still, Landscape view of the Grand Coulee Dam construction in Washington, 1936

Clyfford Still, Landscape view of the Grand Coulee Dam construction in Washington, 1936. Photograph, 4 1/2 x 2 3/4 in. (11.43 x 6.99 cm). Clyfford Still Museum. © City and County of Denver.

Through the Camera’s Eye: Clyfford Still at the Grand Coulee Dam

Posted on April 22, 2017

By Kimberly Roberts, Junior Research Fellow, Clyfford Still Museum Research Center

The Clyfford Still Museum collection and archive contain approximately 23,000 photographic images (prints, slides, negatives) spanning the artist’s life (1904-1980). Some were taken by Still’s youngest daughter Sandra or …

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Denver’s collection. Online and open to all.

Welcome to our new online collection of 2,000+ works of art.

Enjoy full-screen viewing, deep-zoom resolution, and a slow-looking tool with every object.

We’ve also launched our archival research database with 1,900+ items.

Learn more here.