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Storm Light
Alternate title: Shad Fishermen
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]
Ruth Baldwin Folinsbee
Reading Public Museum, Reading, Pennsylvania, 1977
1936 Carnegie
The Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, 34th International Exhibition of Paintings, October 15–December 6, 1936.
1937 NAD
National Academy of Design, New York, 112th Annual Exhibition, March 13–April 13, 1937, no. 20.
1938 Society of 4 Arts FL
Society of 4 Arts, Palm Beach, Florida, Exhibition, March, 1938.
1940 PAFA II
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Oil Painting and Sculpture by Artists of Philadelphia and its Environs, April–May 1940.
1941 Corcoran
The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C, 17th Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Oil Paintings, March 23–May 4, 1941, no. 107.
1973 Century
The Century Association, New York, A Retrospective Exhibition of Paintings by John Folinsbee, 1973, no. 12, lent by Mrs. John Folinsbee.
1976 Gunnery School
The Gunnery School, Washington, Connecticut, Paintings, Drawings, and Lithographs by John Folinsbee, 1976, no. 6.
1977 Newman
Newman Galleries, Philadelphia, John F. Folinsbee, 1977, no. 4.
1982 NJSM
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.
1986 St Botolph Boston
St. Botolph Club, Boston, John F. Folinsbee, 1986, no. 6.
1995 Michener
James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, A Retrospective, March 25–June 18, 1995, no. 25.
2004 Reading
Reading Public Museum and Art Gallery, Reading, Pennsylvania, Enduring Beauty: Treasures of the Reading Public Museum, 2004.
2011–12 Reading
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 1937a
Jewell, Edward Alden. "Academy of Design Opens 112th Show: Liveliest Exhibition in Years." New York Times, March 13, 1937, "Paintings Worthy of Mention."
Haas 1968
Hass, Albert. "Artist, Friend Reminisce: Story of New Hope Art Colony Told." Philadelphia Inquirer, September 12, 1968, as Shad Fishermen.
NJSM 1982
The Paintings of John Folinsbee. Trenton: New Jersey State Museum, 1982, p. [18], b/w ill.
Cook 1994
Cook, Peter G. John Folinsbee. New York: Kubaba Books, 1994, p. 92, color ill.
Reed 1994
Reed, Melissa A. "John Folinsbee: A Traditional Painter Amidst Modernist Trends." Yale University, 1994, fig. 27.
Peterson 2002
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.
Reading Museum 2004
Enduring Beauty. Reading, PA: Reading Public Museum, 2004, p. 10, color ill.
Jensen 2013
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 April 20, 2021).