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Art Around the World (Collections)


Many public and corporate institutions, in and outside of the United States, own a piece of Vance Kirkland's legacy. If you own a painting, drawing, or have information related to Kirkland, please contact Christopher Herron at or 303.832.8576 x101. We would love to hear from you!

International Collectors (*museums)
      *Herning Kunstmuseum, Herning, Denmark
      *Museum of Fine Arts (Szépmüvészeti Muzeum), Budapest, Hungary
      Galleria Schneider, Rome, Italy
      *Vienna Museum of Modern Art (Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien), Vienna, Austria

National Collectors
      The Anschutz Collection, Denver, Colorado
      *The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
      Captiva Corporation, Denver, Colorado

Colorado Creative Industries, Denver, Colorado

      *Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado
      Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
      *Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio
      *Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado
      Denver Performing Arts Complex, Boettcher Concert Hall, Denver, Colorado
      *Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan
      Dick Young Productions, Ltd., New York, New York
      Ducker, Gurko and Roble, P.C., Denver, Colorado
      Eastwood Printing Co., Denver, Colorado
      Enmark Corporation, Denver, Colorado
      Exeter Drilling Company, Denver, Colorado
      Ford Times Collection of American Art, Dearborn, Michigan
      *Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
      *Harrison Museum, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
  *History Colorado Center, Denver, Colorado
      Inkfish Gallery, Denver, Colorado
      Leith Ventures, L.L.C., Denver, Colorado
      Microgeophysics Corporation, Wheat Ridge, Colorado
      Midland Federal Savings Collection at Colorado National Bank/First Bank Systems, Minneapolis, Minnesota

*The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri


*New Mexico Museum of Art, New Mexico

      *Norton Gallery and School of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida
      *Oregon Museum of Art, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
      Phillips Personnel-Search, Denver, Colorado
      Regis College, Denver, Colorado
      Rocky Mountain Energy Co., Broomfield, Colorado
      *Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, New Mexico
      *San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California
      *Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California

*Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.

      *Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, Missouri
      Teikyo Loretto Heights University, Denver, Colorado
      United States Treasury Department, Post Office, Eureka, Kansas
      United States Treasury Department, Post Office, Sayre, Oklahoma
      University of Denver, Denver, Colorado
      US West Communications, Denver, Colorado
      Valhalla Gallery, Wichita, Kansas
      Westways Publications, Dearborn, Michigan





Catalogues and Books


Abstract and Surrealist American Art. Chicago, IL: The Art Institute of Chicago, 1947. Exhibition catalogue.


Askew, Janie,  Kathryn Ninneman and Caitlin Whaley. Master Watercolors from the Jan Perry Mayer Collection of Works on Paper. Denver, CO: University of Denver, 2010. Exhibition catalogue.


Bice, Megan and Sharyn Udall. The Informing Spirit: Art of the American Southwest and West Coast Canada, 1925-1945. Kleinberg, Ontario: McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 1993.


Daley, Ann Scarlett and Michael Paglia. Landscapes of Colorado—Mountains and Plains. Albuquerque, NM: Fresco Fine Art Publications, 2006.


Denver Art Museum: Major Works in the Collection. Denver, CO: Denver Art Museum, 1981.


Denver Art Museum: The First Hundred Years. Denver, CO: Denver Art Museum, 1996.


Erion, Doug. Colorado Landscapes and The New Age of Discovery. Loveland, CO:  Loveland Museum/Gallery, 2001. Exhibition catalogue.


Fitz, Péter, ed. Vance Kirkland: A Painter from Denver.  Budapest, Hungary: Kiscelli Muzeum, 1997. Exhibition catalogue.


Fredrick, Rose Glaser, ed. Masterpieces of Colorado—A Rich Legacy of Landscape Painting. 2007. Exhibition catalogue.


Jacobs, Dan, ed. Eight Painters & Sculptors at the University of Denver 1930 - 1965, Denver, CO: University of Denver, 2010. Exhibition catalogue.


Kirkland. Rome, Italy: Galleria Schneider, October 1960. Exhibition catalogue.


Mayer, Jan Perry. The Jan Perry Mayer Collection of Works on Paper. Denver, CO: Captiva Corporation, 1988.


Maytham, Thomas N. and Hugh A. Grant. Vance Kirkland: Mysteries in Space. New York, NY: Paragon Productions, 1978. Exhibition catalogue.


Motian-Meadows, Mary and Georgia Garnsey. The Murals of Colorado: Walls that Speak. Denver, CO: Westcliffe Publishing, 2012.


Neff , Emily Ballew. The Modern West—American Landscapes 1890-1950. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2006. Exhibition catalogue.


Paglia, Michael and Mary Voelz Chandler. Colorado Abstract—Paintings and Sculpture, Albuquerque, NM: Fresco Fine Art Publications, 2009.


Perisho, Sally L. and Elizabeth B. Funk. Colorado Collects: Art of the 20th Century. Colorado Springs: University of Colorado, 1991. Exhibition catalogue.


Reality and Fantasy 1900-1954. Minneapolis, MN: Walker Art Center, 1954. Exhibition catalogue.


Schlosser, Elizabeth. Modern Art in Denver (1919-1960): Eleven Denver Artists. Montrose, CA: Ocean View Books, 1993.


Schriever, George. American Masters in the West: Selections from the Anschutz Collection. Denver, CO: Anschutz Collection, 1976. Exhibition catalogue.


Valdes, Daniel, ed. Who’s Who in Colorado—Centennial Anniversary Edition. Boulder, CO:  Johnson Publishing Co., 1958.

Vance Kirkland Exhibition. Düsseldorf, Germany: Stadtmuseum Düsseldorf, 1999. Exhibition catalogue.


Vance Kirkland: Fifty Years. Denver, CO: Denver Art Museum, 1978. Exhibition catalogue.


Vance Kirkland. Latvia: Publishing House of Latvian Association of Art Museums DOMA, 1998. Exhibition catalogue.


Vance Kirkland. Lithuania: M.K. Ciurlionis National Museum of Art, 1997. Exhibition catalogue.


Vance Kirkland –Malarstwo / Painting. Warsaw, Poland: National Museum, 1998. Exhibition catalogue.


Vance Kirkland. Poland: The State Gallery of Poland, 1997. Exhibition catalogue.


Vance Kirkland. Prague, Czech Republic: The Czech Museum of Fine Arts, 1998. Exhibition catalogue.


Vance Kirkland Retrospective Exhibition. Denver, CO: University of Denver, 1991.


A Vance Kirkland Retrospective—Paintings and Drawings 1926-1981. Loveland, CO: Loveland Museum/Gallery, 2002. Exhibition catalogue.


Vance Kirkland Retrospective. St. Petersburg, Russia: The State Russian Museum, 2000. Exhibition catalogue.


Vance Kirkland. Valencia, Spain: Centre Cultural La Beneficència Diputació de València, 1999. Exhibition catalogue.


The View From Denver. Vienna, Austria: Adolf Holzhausens Nfg. GesmbH, 1997. Exhibition catalogue.


Weiermair, Peter. Vance Kirkland 1904–1981, Thalwil/Zurich, Switzerland: Stemmle, 1998. Exhibition catalogue.


Zalkind, Simon. Infinite in All Directions—Cosmos and Canvas in Colorado. Denver, CO: Mizel Center for Arts and Culture, 2006. Exhibition catalogue.





Paul, Millie. “New Art of the American West.” VHS. Produced by Philip Morris Corporation, N.Y., 1979.



Television Video


Grant, Hugh and Emmerich Oross. Vance Kirkland’s Visual Language. DVD. Produced in association with KRMA-TV, Channel SIX-Denver, 1994.


Hassel, Joshua V. Museum Museum, West of the Mississippi: Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art. DVD. Produced by KBDI Channel 12 PBS Denver, 2003.


The Artist and the Muse. VHS. Produced in association with KRMA-TV, Channel SIX-Denver, 1999.