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(Frank K.M. Rehn Gallery, New York): purchased March 1943 by the Corcoran Gallery of Art; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art.

Exhibition History
1940
Annual Exhibtion of Contemporary American Painting, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 27 November - 8 January 1941, no. 149.
1941
Fifty-second Annual Exhibition of American Paintings and Sculpture, Art Institute of Chicago, 30 October 1941 - 4 January 1942, no. 192, as Railroad Waiting Room.
1941
Raphael Soyer, Associated American Artists Galleries, New york, 18 March - 7 April 1941, no. 49, as Railroad Waiting Room.
1943
138th Annual Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 1943, no. 126, as The Waiting Room.
1943
Eighteenth Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Oil Paintings, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 21 March - 2 May 1943, no. 84, as Waiting Room.
1949
Juliana Force and American Art, a Memorial Exhibition, Whitmey Museum of American Art, New York, 24 September - 30 October 1949, no. 116, as Waiting Room.
1958
The iron Horse in Art, Fort Worth Art Center, 1958, no. 101, as Waiting Room.
1959
American National Exhibition, Moscow, 1959,.no. 24, as Waiting Room.
1959
Paintings and Sculpture from the American National Exhibition in Moscow, Whitney Museum of American Art, 1959, no. 11.
1967
Raphael Soyer, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; William Hayes Ackland Memorial Art Center, University of North Carolina; High Museum of Art, Atlanta; California Palace of the Legion of Honor, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts [Ohio]; Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Des Moines Art Center, 1967, no. 40, as Waiting Room.
1978
The William A. Clark Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 26 April - 16 July 1978, unnumbered catalogue.
1980
Guy Pène du Bois: Artist About Town, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; Josyln Art Museum, Omaha; Mary and Leigh Block Gallery, Northwestern University, 1980-1981, no. 105, as Waiting Room.
1981
Of Time and Place: American Figurative Art from the Corcoran Gallery, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; Cincinnati Art Museum; San Diego Museum of Art; University of Kentucky Art Museum, Lexington; Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga; Philbrook Art Center, Tulsa; Portland Art Museum, Oregon; Des Moines Art Center; Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida, 1981-1983, no. 55, as Waiting Room.
1984
Raphael Soyer's New York: People and Places, The Cooper Union, Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Gallery, New York; Boston University Art Gallery, 1984, checklist no. 20.
1998
The Forty-fifth Biennial: The Corcoran Collects, 1907–1998, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 17 July - 29 September 1998, unnumbered catalogue.
2004
Figuratively Speaking: The Human Form in American Art, 1770-1950, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 2004-2005, unpublished checklist.
2005
Encouraging American Genius: Master Paintings from the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY; Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte; John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, 2005-2007, checklist no. 94.
2008
The American Evolution: A History through Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 2008, unpublished checklist.
2013
American Journeys: Visions of Place, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 21 September 2013 - 28 September 2014, unpublished checklist.
Bibliography
1943
"3 N.Y. Painters Win Corcoran Gallery Awards." New York Herald Tribune (11 March 1943): 11 repro.
1943
"Art Prizes Awarded Here to 4 Painters." Washington Times-Herald (11 March 1943): 27.
1943
Berryman, Florence S. "Corcoran Art Gallery's Biennial Exhibition [exh. review]." The Washington Star (21 March 1943): E:5.
1943
"Corcoran Winners." Art Digest 17, no. 12 (15 March 1943): 8 repro.
1943
"Five Thousand Attend Preview of Corcoran's 18th Biennial Exhibition." The Washington Star (21 March 1943): A: 3 repro.
1943
Frost, Rosamund. "Wartime Biennial is Hand-Picked this Year." Art News 42, no. 4 (1-14 April 1943): 19.
1943
"In the Realm of Art: The Corcoran and Local Shows." The New York Times (21 March 1943): 2:7.
1943
"Painting by Mattson Wins First Prize at Corcoran Biennial." The Washington Evening Star (10 March 1943): 5 repro.
1943
"Pennsylvania Annual [exh. review]." Art Digest 17, no. 9 (1 February 1943): 8 repro., 9.
1943
Roosevelt, Eleanor. "My Day." New York World Telegram (22 March 1943): 2:17.
1943
"The 18th Corcoran Biennial [exh.review]." Magazine of Art 36, no. 4 (April 1943): 136 repro.
1943
The Poe Sisters. "Corcoran Art Preview Here Draws Crowd [exh. review]." Washington Times Herald (21 March 1943): B:1 repro., 2.
1943
Watson, Jane. "Corcoran Show, Although Small, Displays Freshness and Spirit [exh. review]." The Washington Post (21 March 1943): 5:2 repro.
1960
Larkin, Oliver. Art and Life in America. revised and enlarged, New York, 1960: 433 repro.
1960
Pierson Jr., William H. and Martha Davidson, eds. Arts of the United States: A Pictorial Survey. New York, 1960: 360.
1961
Gutman Walter K., Jerome Klein and Raphael Soyer. Raphael Soyer: Paintings and Drawings. New York, 1961: 78 repro.
1972
Goodrich, Lloyd. Raphael Soyer. New York, 1972: 70, 124-25 repro.
1973
Phillips, Dorothy W. A Catalogue of the Collection of American Paintings in the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Vol. 2: Painters born from 1850 to 1910. Washington, 1973: 161 repro., 162.
1974
Baigell, Matthew. The American Scene: American Painting of the 1930's. New York, 1974: 201 repro.
1975
Getlein, Frank. "Bill Corcoran's Collection IS America." Art Gallery 18,4 (January 1975): 21.
1980
Kotz, Mary Lynn. "John Brademas: 'Touchstone of the Arts.'" ARTnews 79, no. 7 (September 1980): 94 repro.
1981
Ostrow, Joanne. "Americans at the Corcoran [exh. review]." The Washington Post (2 October 1981): Weekend: 5.
1984
Baigell, Matthew. A Concise History of American Painting and Sculpture. Revised edition, New york, 1984: 271, repro.
1994
Lucie-Smith, Edward. American Realism. New York, 1994: 134, 135, repro.
1996
Apgar, Garry, et al. The Newspaper in Art. Spokane, Washington, 1996: 73, 141, repro.
1996
Baigell, Matthew. A Concise History of American Painting and Sculpture. Revised edition, New York, 1996: 271, repro.
1999
Heyd, Milly. Mutual Reflections: Jews and Blacks in American Art. Brunswick, New Jersey, 1999: 73, repro.
2000
Cash, Sarah, and Terrie Sultan. American Treasures of the Corcoran Gallery of Art. New York, 2000: 201, repro.
2002
Kushner, Marilyn S. "Exhibiting Art at the American National Exhibition in Moscow, 1959: Domestic Politics and Cultural Diplomacy." Journal of Cold War studies 4, no.1 (Winter 2002): 24.
2003
Railways in Art: Inventing the Modern. Exh. cat. Tokyo, 2003: 130, repro., 270.
2011
Strong, Lisa. "Raphael Soyer, A Railroad Station Waiting Room." In Corcoran Gallery of Art: American Paintings to 1945. Edited by Sarah Cash. Washington, 2011: 250-251, 283, repro.