The American Art department offers the finest in American paintings, sculpture and works on paper from the colonial period to 1950. Artists included are from the Hudson River School, American Impressionism, Ashcan School, Western Art, American Modernism and Illustration Art, among others. Christie's hosts major sales of American Art in New York twice a year.
Over the past decade, the American Art department has set over 100 world records at auction. Most recently the department set the new world record for Edward Hopper with the sale of East Wind Over Weehawken for $40,485,000. Among other outstanding achievements is the world record for a 19th Century American landscape, $17,737,000 for Thomas Moran’s Green River of Wyoming. Others include records for Mary Cassatt's Children Playing with a Dog ($6,200,000), Georgia O’Keeffe's Calla Lilies with Red Anemone ($6,166,000) and Andrew Wyeth's Ericksons ($10,344,000). Christie’s American Art department has been at the forefront of the market for many years and continues to be one of the world’s top vendors in this field.