Sarah Cash is associate curator of American and British paintings at the National Gallery of Art. Until its closure in September 2014, she served as Bechhoefer Curator of American Art at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. In 2011, she completed the first modern scholarly catalog of the Corcoran’s American paintings collection: Corcoran Gallery of Art: American Paintings to 1945. Her many publications include Thomas Eakins and the Swimming Picture (1996), Ominous Hush: The Thunderstorm Paintings of Martin Johnson Heade (1994), American Art: Paintings from the Amon Carter Museum (1992), American Naïve Paintings, National Gallery of Art (1991, coauthor), and numerous catalog entries and articles. She has lectured widely on American art.