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    Sale 12165

    American Art

    22 November 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 78

    Jewett Campbell (1912-1999)

    Reflected Glory

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Jewett Campbell (1912-1999)
    Reflected Glory
    oil on canvas
    16 1/8 x 20 in. (41 x 50.8 cm.)
    Painted in 1939.


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    Born in New Jersey, Jewett Campbell attended the Art Students League of New York and Cooper Union before moving to Virginia to spend over forty years as a professor of painting and printmaking at Virginia Commonwealth University. While his early work contained notes of romanticism, his paintings evolved into a geometric style as seen in Reflected Glory.

    Campbell's The Skaters of 1940 is in the collection of The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

    Provenance

    Guy Mayer Gallery, New York.
    Acquired by the present owner from the above, 1942.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Sold to Benefit the Acquisitions Fund


    Literature

    A.H. Barr, Jr., ed., Painting and Sculpture in The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1942, n.p., no. 78.
    A. Legg, ed., Painting and Sculpture in The Museum of Modern Art, With Selected Works on Paper: Catalog of the Collection, New York, 1977, p. 21, no. 243.
    A. Legg, M.B. Smiley, eds., Painting and Sculpture in The Museum of Modern Art: Catalog of the Collection, with Selected Works on Paper, New York, 1988, p. 22.


    Exhibited

    Richmond, Virginia, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Jewett Campbell, November 14-30, 1941, (possibly) no. 5.
    New York, Guy Mayer Gallery, Paintings by Jewett Campbell, 1942.
    New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Recent Acquisitions: The Work of Young Americans, June 17-July 25, 1943.
    New York, The Museum of Modern Art, American Paintings from the Museum Collection, December 23, 1948-March 13, 1949.
    New York, The Museum of Modern Art, XXVth Anniversary Exhibition: Paintings from the Museum Collection, October 19, 1954-February 6, 1955.
    New York, The Museum of Modern Art, America Seen: Between the Wars, April 25-August 7, 1961.
    The Museum of Modern Art Circulating Exhibition, The American Scene Between the Wars, November 1961-March 1964.
    New York, Gracie Mansion, July 14-August 1, 1966, on loan.
    Richmond, Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, January 4-February 1, 1985.