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Theme: landscape »
Medium: Oil »
Support: on canvas »
JFF.730
Storm Light
Alternate title: Shad Fishermen
1936
Oil on canvas
34 x 50 in. (86.4 x 127 cm)
Signed lower right: John Folinsbee; exhibition label on verso: James A. Michener Art Museum, March - June 1995; exhibition label on verso: The Corcoran Gallery, Seventeenth Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Oil Paintings, 1941; fragment of exhibition label on verso: National Academy of Design
Folinsbee 1920s–40s stockbook: p. [67]
Provenance
Exhibitions
The Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, 34th International Exhibition of Paintings, October 15–December 6, 1936.
National Academy of Design, New York, 112th Annual Exhibition, March 13–April 13, 1937, no. 20.
Society of 4 Arts, Palm Beach, Florida, Exhibition, March, 1938.
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Oil Painting and Sculpture by Artists of Philadelphia and its Environs, April–May 1940.
The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, District of Columbia, 17th Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Oil Paintings, March 23–May 4, 1941, no. 107.
The Century Association, New York, A Retrospective Exhibition of Paintings by John Folinsbee, 1973, no. 12, lent by Mrs. John Folinsbee.
The Gunnery School, Washington, Connecticut, Paintings, Drawings, and Lithographs by John Folinsbee, 1976, no. 6.
Newman Galleries, Philadelphia, John F. Folinsbee, 1977, no. 4.
New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, New Jersey, The Paintings of John Folinsbee, October 30, 1982–January 9, 1983, no. 30, ill., [18], b/w ill.
St. Botolph Club, Boston, John F. Folinsbee, 1986, no. 6.
James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, A Retrospective, March 25–June 18, 1995, no. 25.
Reading Public Museum and Art Gallery, Reading, Pennsylvania, Enduring Beauty: Treasures of the Reading Public Museum, 2004.
Reading Public Museum and Art Gallery, Reading, Pennsylvania, American Impressionism: The Lure of the Artist Colony, September 24, 2011–January 29, 2012.
Published References
Jewell, Edward Alden. "Academy of Design Opens 112th Show: Liveliest Exhibition in Years." New York Times, March 13, 1937, "Paintings Worthy of Mention."
Hass, Albert. "Artist, Friend Reminisce: Story of New Hope Art Colony Told." Philadelphia Inquirer, September 12, 1968, as Shad Fishermen.
The Paintings of John Folinsbee. Trenton: New Jersey State Museum, 1982, p. [18], b/w ill.
Cook, Peter G. John Folinsbee. New York: Kubaba Books, 1994, p. 92, color ill.
Reed, Melissa A. "John Folinsbee: A Traditional Painter Amidst Modernist Trends." Yale University, 1994, fig. 27.
Peterson, Brian H, ed. Pennsylvania Impressionism. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press and James A. Michener Art Museum, 2002, p. 27, color ill.; p 49, fig. 13, color ill.; p. 124, plate 35, color ill.
Enduring Beauty. Reading, PA: Reading Public Museum, 2004, p. 10, color ill.
Jensen, Kirsten M. Folinsbee Considered. Hudson Hills Press, 2013, p. 201, color plate 43; p. 263, cat entry.
Record last updated June 11, 2014. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.
Citation: Jensen, Kirsten M. "Storm Light, 1936 (JFF.730)." John F. Folinsbee Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.johnfolinsbee.org/catalogue/entry.php?id=730 (accessed on September 18, 2019).