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upper right: Criss 34

Provenance

Collection of the artist; the artist's daughter, Ruth Criss Berke; sold 17 December 1993 through (Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco) to Linda Lichtenberg Kaplan, Washington; gift 4 September 2003 to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; acquired 2016 by the National Gallery of Art.[1]

Associated Names
Kaplan, Linda, Ms.
Exhibition History
1937
15th Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 28 March - 9 May 1937, no. 441, repro.
1939
American Art Today, World's Fair, New York, 1939, no. 105.
1941
National Art Society, College of Architecture, Cornell University, Ithaca, May 1941.
1966
Francis Criss: Retrospective, Visual Arts Gallery, New York, 1966, no. 26.
1986
Commemorative Exhibition of the 50th Anniversary of the American Artists Congress (1936-1942), A.C.A. Galleries, New York, 1 February - 1 March 1986.
1991
Painting a Place in America: Jewish Artists in New York, 1900-1945. A Tribute to the Educational Alliance Art School, Jewish Museum, New York, 16 May - 29 September 1991, no. 23.
2001
Restructuring Reality: The 1930s Paintings of Francis Criss, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, Gainesville; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 2001-2002.
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; Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte; John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, 2005-2007, checklist no. 88 (shown only in Washington).
Bibliography
1939
Bear, Donald J. "American Art Today [exh. review]." Art Digest 13, no. 17 (1 June 1939): 24.
1941
Renwick, Stephen Lee. "More about Perspective." American Artist 5, no. 2 (February 1941): 12, repro.
1982
Fort, Illene Susan. "American Social Surrealism." Archives of American Art Journal 22, no. 3 (1982): 14 fig. 8, 15.
1986
Criss, Katherine. "Current Exhibition." Criss Views 1, no. 2 (1986): 3, repro.
1989
Whiting, Cecile. Antifascism in American Art. New Haven and London, 1989: 204 n. 2.
2001
Lewis, Jo Ann. "Twist on a Modernist." The Washington Post (4 August 2001).
2011
Cash, Sarah, ed. Corcoran Gallery of Art : American Paintings to 1945. Edited by Sarah Cash. Washington, 2011: , repro.
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