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lower left: IVAN LE LORRAINE ALBRIGHT

Provenance

Lawrence A. [b. 1925] and Barbara Fleischman, Detroit, at least 1960 to 1965.[1] (Kennedy Galleries, New York); purchased 24 March 1967 by Robert H. and Clarice Smith, Washington, D.C.; gift 1972 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1931
Paintings by George and Martin Baer and Ivan Le Lorraine Albright, Art Institute of Chicago, July-October 1931, no cat., as Midnight.
1931
Thirty-Fifth Annual Exhibition by Artists of Chicago and Vicinity, Art Institute of Chicago, January-March 1931, no. 5, repro., as Midnight.
1935
130th Annual Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 1935, no. 254, as There Were No Flowers To-nite.
1943
American Realists and Magic Realists, The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Albright Art Gallery, Buffalo; Minneapolis Institute of Arts; San Francisco Musuem of Art; Art Gallery of Toronto; Cleveland Museum of Art, 1943-1944, no. 27.
1945
First Joint Exhibition: The Albright Twins, Associated American Artists Galleries, New York, 1945, no. 14.
1947
121st Annual Exhibition, National Academy of Design, New York, January 1947, no. 72.
1947
The Twentieth Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Oil Paintings, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., March-May 1947, no. 200, repro.
1960
American Painting 1760-1960, A selection of 125 paintings from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence A. Fleischman, Detroit, Milwaukee Art Center, 1960, unnumbered catalogue, repro.
1964
American Painting 1765-1963, Selections From the Lawrence A. and Barbara Fleischman Collection of American Art, University of Arizona Art Gallery, Tucson, 1964, no. 1, repro.
1964
Ivan Albright: A Retrospective Exhibition, Art Institute of Chicago; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1964-1965, as There Were No Flowers Tonight (Midnight), no. 7, repro.
1982
Solitude: Inner Visions in American Art, Terra Museum of American Art, Chicago, 1982, no. 17, repro.
1984
Museo de los Museos: arte universal a trav├ęs de los tiempos, Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City, 1984, no. 44, repro.
1993
Extended loan for use by Ambassador Madeleine Albright, Representative of the U.S. to the United Nations, office at the U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C., 1993-1997.
1997
Ivan Albright, Art Institute of Chicago; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1997, no. 15, color repro., as There Were No Flowers Tonight (Midnight).
2010
Against the Grain: Modernism in the Midwest, Massillon Museum, Ohio; Riffe Gallery, Columbus; Southern Ohio Museum and Cultural Center, Portsmouth; Museum of Wisconsin Art, West Bend, 2010-2011, no. 13, repro. (shown only in Massillon, Portsmouth, and West Bend).
2011
Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas; The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, 2011 - 2012, unnumbered catalogue.
2011
Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties, Brooklyn Museum; Dallas Museum of Art; Cleveland Museum of Art, 2011-2012, unnumbered catalogue, fig. 68.
Bibliography
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 19, repro.
1981
Williams, William James. A Heritage of American Paintings from the National Gallery of Art. New York, 1981: color repro. 220, 227-8.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 20, repro.