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upper right: Criss 34


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

15th Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 28 March - 9 May 1937, no. 441, repro.
American Art Today, World's Fair, New York, 1939, no. 105.
National Art Society, College of Architecture, Cornell University, Ithaca, May 1941.
Francis Criss: Retrospective, Visual Arts Gallery, New York, 1966, no. 26.
Commemorative Exhibition of the 50th Anniversary of the American Artists Congress (1936-1942), A.C.A. Galleries, New York, 1 February - 1 March 1986.
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.
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.
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).


Bear, Donald J. "American Art Today [exh. review]." Art Digest 13, no. 17 (1 June 1939): 24.
Renwick, Stephen Lee. "More about Perspective." American Artist 5, no. 2 (February 1941): 12, repro.
Fort, Illene Susan. "American Social Surrealism." Archives of American Art Journal 22, no. 3 (1982): 14 fig. 8, 15.
Criss, Katherine. "Current Exhibition." Criss Views 1, no. 2 (1986): 3, repro.
Whiting, Cecile. Antifascism in American Art. New Haven and London, 1989: 204 n. 2.
Lewis, Jo Ann. "Twist on a Modernist." The Washington Post (4 August 2001).
Cash, Sarah, ed. Corcoran Gallery of Art : American Paintings to 1945. Edited by Sarah Cash. Washington, 2011: , repro.

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