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The Art Institute of Chicago

Bridgeman Images is delighted to announce their representation of The Art Institute of Chicago, one of the largest permanent collections in the United States, most famous for its Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, and American paintings. 


Among the most important works of the American collection are paintings by Mary Cassatt, Grant Wood and Edward Hopper. 

"Our mission is to make the best of the world’s art available for reproduction while giving back to our museums, artists and collections. We are excited to be partnering with the Art Institute of Chicago to enable the masterpieces in their collection to reach an even wider audience", said Edward Whitley, President, North and South America at Bridgeman Images.

A first selection from the collection is on the Bridgeman website available to download for image licensing with many more going online in the next couple of months. For further enquiries please contact the Bridgeman team.   


See all images from The Art Institute of Chicago on the Bridgeman website.  


American Gothic, 1930 by Grant Wood (1891-1942) / The Art Institute of Chicago, IL, USA / Friends of American Art Collection / Bridgeman Images 


A Sunday on La Grande Jatte, 1884-86 (detail) by Georges Pierre Seurat (1859-91) / The Art Institute of Chicago, IL, USA / Helen Birch Bartlett Memorial Collection / Bridgeman Images


Get up close to some of art history's most famous paintings

The Art Institute of Chicago, founded in 1879, is an encyclopedic museum. With a collection of approximately 300,000 art works and artifacts, the museum has particularly strong holdings in Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painting, contemporary art, early 20th century European painting and sculpture, Japanese prints, and photography. 

It houses some of art history's most iconic artworks including Seurat's famous pointillist painting A Sunday on La Grande Jatte (1884–86) which featured in the John Hughes filmFerris Bueller's Day Off (1986). 


Now representing the collections of over 70 American museums for image licensing


Bridgeman Images now represents the collections of over 70 museums in North America and a further 2000 worldwide. From the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston to the Art Gallery of Ontario, Dallas Museum of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art and Smithsonian Institution, Bridgeman Images is the definitive resource for licensing art history’s finest masterpieces.


Get in touch with our team, we are always happy to help with your research at no obligation or additional cost. 

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