Property of the Montclair Art Museum, sold to benefit the Acquisition Endowment Fund
Ben Shahn (1898-1969)

Ohio Skyline

Details
Ben Shahn (1898-1969)
Ohio Skyline
signed 'Ben Shahn' (lower right)
tempera on paperboard
10 x 25½ in. (25.4 x 64.8 cm.)
Executed in 1945.
Provenance
The Downtown Gallery, New York.
Dr. and Mrs. Michael Watter, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, 19 October 1967, lot 43.
Kennedy Galleries, New York.
Acquired by the present owner from the above, 1968.
Literature
Museum of Modern Art Bulletin, vol. XIV, 1947, p. 31, nos. 4-5, illustrated.
Life Magazine, October 4, 1954, illustrated.
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia Collects 20th Century: Philadelphia Museum of Art, exhibition catalogue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1963, p. 32.
A. Frankenstein, Our Land, Our Sky, Our Water: An Exhibition of American & Canadian Art, exhibition catalogue, Spokane, Washington, 1974, p. 56, no. 49.
M.S. Kushner, A. Anreus, M. Grzesiak and V. Wageman, Three Hundred Years of American Painting: The Montclair Art Museum Collection, New York, 1989, p. 174, no. 410, illustrated.
F.K. Pohl, Ben Shahn: With Ben Shahn's Writings, San Francisco, California, 1993, pp. 84-85, cover illustration.
Exhibited
New York, Museum of Modern Art, Ben Shahn, 1947.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Masterpieces from Philadelphia Private Collections, 1950, no. 92.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Watter Collection, 1953.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Watter Collection, 1958.
Philadelphia, Private Collections, no. 286.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia Collects 20th Century, October 3-November 17, 1963.
Spokane, Washington, World's Fair, Our Land, Our Sky, Our Water, May 4-November 3, 1974.
Washington, D.C., United States Capitol, and elsewhere, Homage to Ben Shahn, April 4-August 18, 1978.
Sale room notice
Please note that the present lot was included in the following sale:
Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, 19 October 1967, lot 43.
Please note the additional information on this lot:
Exhibition History:
New York, Museum of Modern Art, Ben Shahn, 1947.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Masterpieces from Philadelphia Private Collections, 1950, no. 92.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Watter Collection, 1953.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Watter Collection, 1958.
Philadelphia, Private Collections, no. 286.
Literature:
Museum of Modern Art Bulletin, vol. XIV, 1947, p. 31, nos. 4-5, illustrated.
Life Magazine, October 4, 1954, illustrated.

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