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Classification: painting »
Theme: landscape »
Medium: Oil »
Support: on canvas »
JFF.324
Evening at Swan's Island
1938
Oil on canvas
34 x 50 in. (86.36 x 127 cm)
Signed lower right: John Folinsbee; on verso: Newman Gallery label; estate label; National Academy of Design exhibition label; Feragil Gallery (63 E. 57th, NYC), Price $1,200; Ogunquit Museum of American Art exhibition label
Folinsbee 1920s–40s stockbook: p. [21]
Provenance
John F. Folinsbee Art Trust
Exhibitions
Currier Gallery of Art, July–September 1938.
Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, New Jersey, Paintings by Jon Corbino, John F. Folinsbee, Ivan Olinsky, April, 1938.
National Academy of Design, New York, 113th Annual Exhibition, March 16–April 13, 1938, no. 277.
Grand Central Galleries, New York, American Art—Without "Isms", June, 1939, received fourth prize for best landscape.
The Century Association, New York, Artist Members Exhibition, November, 1950.
Western Electric Gallery, John Folinsbee, A Retrospective, 1980.
Richard Stuart Gallery, Pipersville, Pennsylvania, Bucks County Painters, 1980s.
Richard Stuart Gallery, Pipersville, Pennsylvania, John Folinsbee: His Changing Landscape and Industrial Modernism, 1981.
New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, New Jersey, The Paintings of John Folinsbee, October 30, 1982–January 9, 1983, no. 29, ill., [16], color ill.
St. Botolph Club, Boston, John F. Folinsbee, 1986, no. 19.
Newman Galleries, Philadelphia, John F. Folinsbee: Following His Own Course, March 2–April 7, 1990, no. 16.
Newman Galleries, Philadelphia, John Folinsbee: Another View, April 8–30, 1994, no. 26.
Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Ogunquit, Maine, The Art of John Folinsbee, July–August 2001, no. 17.
Clark Point Gallery, John Folinsbee and Peter Cook, 2002.
The Gunn Memorial Library and Museum, Picture Perfect: The Art of John Folinsbee, Summer/Fall 2003.
Published References
Jewell, Edward Alden. "The Academy's 113th." [no title]. New York Times, March 20, 1938, "the spacious, liberal happiness of John Folinsbee's 'Evening at Swan Island'."
Grand Central Art Galleries, Yearbook 1939. New York: Grand Central Art Galleries, 1939, p. 14 b/w ill.
"Art Without 'Isms' Wins $1,100 in Prizes." New York Times, June 6, 1939.
Appraisal of Pictures, Estate of John F. Folinsbee, June 20, 1972. Boston: Vose Galleries, 1972, #405.
Stricker, Michele Pavon. John Folinsbee: Following His Own Course. Philadelphia: Newman Galleries, 1990. Exhibition catalogue, p. 18, color ill.
Cook, Peter G. John Folinsbee. New York: Kubaba Books, 1994, p. 114, color ill.
Culver, Michael. "The Art of John Folinsbee." American Art Review 13, no. 4 (August 2001), p. 108, color ill.
Michael Culver. The Art of John Folinsbee. Ogunquit, ME: Ogunquit Museum of American Art, 2001. Exhibition catalogue.
Jensen, Kirsten M. Folinsbee Considered. Hudson Hills Press, 2013, p. 136, color ill.; p. 267, cat entry.
Record last updated June 3, 2014. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.
Citation: Jensen, Kirsten M. "Evening at Swan's Island, 1938 (JFF.324)." John F. Folinsbee Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.johnfolinsbee.org/catalogue/entry.php?id=324 (accessed on September 18, 2019).