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Classification: painting »
Theme: landscape »
Medium: Oil »
Support: on canvas »
JFF.992
Night
1949
Oil on canvas
34 x 50 in. (86.36 x 127 cm)
Signed lower left: John Folinsbee
Private collection
Provenance
Allen Registry Bureau, Inc.
Private collection, Massachusetts
Private collection, purchased from the above
Exhibitions
The Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, Painting in the United States, October 13–December 11, 1949, no. 174.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, American Painting Today 1950, December, 1950.
National Academy of Design, New York, 125th Annual Exhibition, 1950, no. 51, ill., awarded Altman Prize.
Woodmere Art Gallery, Philadelphia, Paintings by John F. Folinsbee and Peter Cook with Sculpture by Charles Chase, February 12–March 4, 1956, no. 10.
Phillips Mill Community Association, 29th Annual Exhibition, October, 1958.
Century Association, New York, John Folinsbee, February, 1959.
William A. Farnsworth Library and Art Museum, John Folinsbee, July 17–September 14, 1959, no. 6.
Art Association Harrisburg, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, John Folinsbee and Charles Rudy, February 4–24, 1968.
The Century Association, New York, A Retrospective Exhibition of Paintings by John Folinsbee, 1973, no. 22, lent by Allen Registry Bureau, Inc, Harrisburg.
New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, New Jersey, The Paintings of John Folinsbee, October 30, 1982–January 9, 1983, no. 42.
Washington Art Association, Washington, Connecticut, John Folinsbee Retrospective, 1984, no. 15, lent by Allen Registry Bureau, Harrisburg, PA.
James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, A Retrospective, March 25–June 18, 1995, no. 30.
Woodmere Art Museum, John Folinsbee and American Modernism, November 6, 2010–March 6, 2011 (Jensen 2010).
Published References
Brian, Doris. "Academy: Avuncular but Adamant." Art Digest 24 (March 15 1950), p. 8, b/w ill.
Devree, Howard. "$1,200 Art Award to John Folinsbee: His 'Night' Wins Altman Prize at National Academy." New York Times, March 9, 1950.
Ward, C. F. A. "29th Mill Exhibition Truly '20th Century.'" Bucks County Gazette, October 2, 1958.
Cook, Peter G. John Folinsbee. New York: Kubaba Books, 1994, p. 104, color ill.
Jensen, Kirsten M. John Folinsbee and American Modernism. Philadelphia: Woodmere Art Museum, 2010. Exhibition catalogue (2010 Woodmere Art Museum Phila), p. 8, color ill.
Mitchell, Mark D. "An Old Philadelphia Master Gets a New Look at Woodmere Exhibit." Chestnut Hill Local 52 (December 30, 2010), p. 1, color ill.
Jensen, Kirsten M. Folinsbee Considered. Hudson Hills Press, 2013, p. 16, color ill. (d.), (detail); p. 117, color ill.; p. 211, plate 51; p. 272, cat entry.
Record last updated February 11, 2016. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.
Citation: Jensen, Kirsten M. "Night, 1949 (JFF.992)." John F. Folinsbee Catalogue Raisonné. https://www.johnfolinsbee.org/catalogue/entry.php?id=992 (accessed on July 16, 2019).