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lower center: Walt Kuhn / 1929

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Estate of the artist; (Maynard Walker Gallery, New York); purchased 27 May 1957 by Gov. and Mrs. [Marie N.] W. Averell Harriman, New York; gift 1972 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1929
Paintings by Nineteen Living Americans, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1929-1930, no. 50 (two catalogues, one with repro.).
1930
Exhibition of Paintings by Walt Kuhn, Marie Harriman Gallery, New York, 1930, no. 1, repro.
1931
Paintings by Contemporary American Artists, Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, 1931, no. 29.
1933
Paintings by Walt Kuhn, City Art Museum, St. Louis, 1933, no cat.
1934
Eleven Contemporary American Painters, William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art and Atkins Museum of Fine Arts [now The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art], Kansas City, Missouri, 1934, no cat.
1935
Walt Kuhn, Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, Ohio, April 1935, no cat.
1935
Walt Kuhn Paintings, Dayton Art Institute, Ohio, May 1935, no cat.
1953
Clowns, travelling exhibition organized by the Museum of Modern Art, New York, 14 venues, 1953-1955, no cat.
1958
Walt Kuhn, Albany Institute of History and Art, 1958, no. 4, repro. on cover.
1959
American Painting and Sculpture [American National Exhibition], Sokolinski Park, Moscow, July-September 1959, no. 5, repro.
1959
Paintings and Sculpture from the American National Exhibition in Moscow, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, October-November 1959, unnumbered cat.
1960
Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture Collected by Yale Alumni: An Exhibition, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, May-June 1960, no. 135, repro.
1960
Walt Kuhn 1877-1949: A Memorial Exhibition, Cincinnati Art Museum, October-November 1960, no. 40, color repro.
1961
Exhibition of the Marie and Averell Harriman Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1961, unnumbered catalogue, repro. 45.
1966
125 Years of New York Painting and Sculpture, New York State Fair Exposition, Syracuse, August-September 1966 [according to donor collection records].
1966
Art of the United States: 1670-1966, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, September-November 1966, no. 164.
1966
Painter of Vision: A Retrospective Exhibition of Oils, Watercolors and Drawings by Walt Kuhn, 1877-1949, The University of Arizona Art Gallery, Tucson, February-March 1966: no. 53, repro.
1966
Seven Decades 1895-1965: Crosscurrents in Modern Art, Public Education Association, New York, April-May 1966, no. 155, repro.
1967
Walt Kuhn 1877-1949, Kennedy Galleries, Inc., New York, 1967, unnumbered, frontispiece.
1969
Spring Exhibition, National Art Museum of Sport, Madison Square Garden Center, Gallery of Art, New York, 1969 [according to donor collection records].
1974
Selected American Paintings from the National Gallery of Art, University Center Gallery, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, 1974, no cat.
1978
Walt Kuhn: A Classic Revival, Amon Carter Museum of Western Art, Fort Worth; Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha; Wichita Art Museum; Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 1978-1979, no. 10, repro.
1980
La Pintura de Los Estados Unidos de Museos de la Ciudad de Washington, Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City, 1980-1981, no. 54, color repro.
1981
Center Ring: The Artist, Two Centuries of Circus Art, Milwaukee Art Museum; Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio; New York State Museum, Albany; The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1981-1982, no. 55, repro.
1992
Walt Kuhn: American Master, The Museum of Art of Ogunquit, Maine, 1992, no. D-31, repro.
1993
Extended loan for use by Ambassador Pamela Harriman, U.S. Embassy residence, Paris, France, 1993-1997.
1997
Extended loan for use by Ambassador Felix Rohatyn, U.S. Embassy residence, Paris, 1997-1998.
2001
Images from the World Between: The Circus in Twentieth-Century American Art, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford; The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota; Austin Museum of Art, 2001-2002, fig. 31.
Bibliography
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 191, repro.
1981
Williams, William James. A Heritage of American Paintings from the National Gallery of Art. New York, 1981: 225, repro. 228.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 574, no. 877, color repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 222, repro.
1992
Walt Kuhn, American Master. Exh. cat. The Museum of Art of Ogunquit, Ogunquit, Maine, 1992: 30, 35, no. D31, repro. 30.
1999
Yeide, Nancy H. "The Marie Harriman Gallery." Archives of American Art Journal 39, nos. 1-2 (1999):2-11, repro.