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Classification: painting »
Theme: portrait »
Medium: Oil »
Support: on canvas »
Beth and Joan (The Sisters)
Alternate title: The Sisters
Oil on canvas
32 x 40 in. (81.28 x 101.6 cm)
Signed lower right: John F. Folinsbee Jan. 1924
Folinsbee 1920s–40s stockbook: p. [64]
Private collection
Collection of Ruth Baldwin Folinsbee.
Private collection
Private collection
Ferargil Gallery, New York, Paintings by John Folinsbee, January 24–February 8, 1924.
Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, Annex Gallery, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut, 14th Annual Exhibition, April 14–30, 1924, no. 25, as The Sisters, awarded Charles Noel Flagg Prize.
City Art Museum of Saint Louis, St. Louis, 19th Annual Exhibition of Selected Paintings by American Artists, October 15, 1924.
Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, New York, Contemporary American Paintings, –September 1925, no. 22, On view in the Eastman School of Music.
Ferargil Gallery, New York, Paintings by John Folinsbee, February–March 1925.
Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, 19th Annual Exhibition of Selected Paintings by American Artists, April 19–June 15, 1925, no. 56, as The Sisters.
Carson, Pirie & Scott, Chicago, John Folinsbee, February 1926.
St. Botolph Club, Boston, John F. Folinsbee, 1986, no. 8.
Newman Galleries, Philadelphia, John Folinsbee: Another View, April 8–30, 1994, no. 40.
Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Ogunquit, Maine, The Art of John Folinsbee, July–August 2001, no. 6.
The Gunn Memorial Library and Museum, Picture Perfect: The Art of John Folinsbee, Summer/Fall 2003.
James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, The Death of Impressionism?: Disruption and Innovation in Art, November 11, 2016–February 26, 2017.
Published References
"Connecticut Art Show Has Many Fine Paintings: Fourteenth Annual Academy Exhibition Attracts Crowds to Atheneum Annex Galleries." Hartford Times, April 19, 1924.
"John Folinsbee." New York American, January 27, 1924.
"Prizes Awarded in Fine Arts. John F. Folinsbee Wins Flagg Donation at Academy Exhibit." Hartford Courant, April 14, 1924.
"14th Annual Fine Art Exhibit Ends." Hartford Courant, May 1, 1924.
Cook, Peter G. John Folinsbee. New York: Kubaba Books, 1994, p. 75, color ill.
Jensen, Kirsten M. Folinsbee Considered. Hudson Hills Press, 2013, p. 46, color ill.
Record last updated August 13, 2019. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.
Citation: Jensen, Kirsten M. ""Beth and Joan (The Sisters), 1924 (JFF.720)." In John F. Folinsbee Catalogue Raisonné. (accessed on July 12, 2024).