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Robert Henri, American, b. Cincinnati, Ohio, 1865–1929  Search this
Oil on canvas
25 3/4 x 32 1/8 in. (65.3 x 81.4 cm)
Estate of the artist
Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York
Private collection, Illinois
Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, 20 February 1962, cat. no. 68, ill. p. 29
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 20 February 1963-17 May 1966
Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 17 May 1966
Exhibition History:
METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART, New York. "The Work of Robert Henri," 9 March-9 April 1931, cat. no. 5.
HIRSCHL & ADLER GALLERIES, New York. "Paintings by Robert Henri, A Commemorative Exhibition," March 1954, cat. no. 25.
MONTCLAIR ART MUSEUM, New Jersey. "Robert Henri," 3 April-1 May 1955, cat. no. 3.
HIRSCHL & ADLER GALLERIES, New York. "Robert Henri: Fifty Paintings," 3-28 February 1958, no. 9.
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, New York (organizer). "The Eight," February 1964-May 1965. TOUR: QUINCY ART CENTER, Quincy, Illinois, 23 February-15 March 1964; COLUMBIA MUSEUM OF ART, Columbia, South Carolina, 2-23 April; MERCER UNIVERSITY, Macon, Georgia, 8-29 May; TENNESSEE FINE ARTS CENTER, Nashville, 15 June-27 July; E.B. CROCKER ART GALLERY, Sacramento, 6-27 September; CHARLES AND ERMA FRYE ART MUSEUM, Seattle, 18 October-8 November; UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, Minneapolis, 23 November-20 December; CENTENNIAL ART MUSEUM, Corpus Christi, Texas, 6-27 January 1965; THEODORE LYMAN WRIGHT ART CENTER, Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconisin, 11 February-3 March; STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, Oswego, New York, 7-28 April; ROBERSON MEMORIAL CENTER, Binghamton, New York, 9-30 May.
NEW YORK STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS, New York World's Fair, New York State Pavilion. "The City: Places and Peoples," April-October 1965.
CUMMER GALLERY OF ART, Jacksonville, Florida. "Robert Henri and George Bellows," 22 January-8 March 1981, no. 1.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "'The Eight' and the Independent Tradition in American Art," 13 January-15 May 1983. TOUR: TERRA MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, Evanston, Illinois, retitled "Early Rebels in American Art (The Eight)," 1 April-8 May 1983.
MUSEUM OF THE BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN AT BROOKLYN COLLEGE. "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry, the River and the Bridge," 12 April-10 May 1983, no. 28.
DELAWARE ART MUSEUM, Wilmington. "Robert Henri: Painter," 4 May-24 June 1984, no. 25, p. 59. TOUR: PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF ART, State Park, 10 July-9 September; CINCINNATI ART MUSEUM, 5 October-2 December; PHOENIX ART MUSEUM, 6 January-17 February 1985; CORCORAN GALLERY OF ART, Washington, DC, 19 April-9 June.
MILWAUKEE ART MUSEUM. "Painters of a New Century: The Eight," 6 September-3 November 1991, no. 35, p. 147. TOUR: DENVER ART MUSEUM, 7 December-16 February 1992; NATIONAL GALLERY OF CANADA, Ottawa, 16 April-7 June; BROOKLYN MUSEUM, 26 June-21 September.
MUSEUM OF ART, Ft. Lauderdale. "Henri's Disciples: William Glackens and John Sloan," 5 February-2 April 1995.
COLUMBUS MUSEUM OF ART, Ohio. "Visions of America: Urban Realism 1900-1945," 5 January-3 March 1996; MUSEO DE ARTE MODERNO, Mexico City, 15 April-2 June; BUTLER INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN ART, Youngstown, Ohio, 30 June-18 August.
NORTON GALLERY AND SCHOOL OF ART, West Palm Beach, Florida. "Blanketed in Snow: American Winter Scenes," 6 December 1997-8 February 1998. TOUR: NEWARK MUSEUM, New Jersey, 7 March-31 May; COLUMBUS MUSEUM, Ohio, 10 July-13 September.
NASSAU COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART, Roslyn Harbor, New York. "Old New York and the Artists of the Period 1900-1941: The Ashcan Tradition," 19 August-4 November 2001, ill. p. 20.
BRUCE MUSEUM OF ARTS AND SCIENCE, Greenwich, Connecticut. "Painterly Controversy: William Merritt Chase and Robert Henri," 27 January-29 April 2007.
HUDSON RIVER MUSEUM, Yonkers, New York. "Industrial Sublime: Modernism and the Transformation of New York's Rivers, 1900-1940," 12 October 2013-17 January 2014, no. 29, color ill. p. 122. Tour: NORTON MUSEUM OF ART, West Palm Beach, Florida, 20 March-22 June.
Published References:
MCCAUSLAND, ELIZABETH. "Art and Art Criticism in America: 1823-1907," American Contemporary Art (Spring 1946), p. 15.
DORSEY, JOHN. "America's Rebel 'Eight' Insisted on Individuality," The Baltimore Sun (24 January 1983).
PERLMAN, BENNARD B. Robert Henri: His Life and Art (New York: Dover Publications, 1991), p. 150, colorplate, n.p.
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1966
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