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Morning Light (Dover Hills, October), (1912-1916)

Oscar Bluemner, American, b. Hanover, Germany, 1867–1938

Oil on canvas, 20 x 30 1/8 in. (50.7 x 76.5 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1972

Accession Number: 72.32

The artist, Robert Bluemner (the artist's son), Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York, to 27 September 1968, Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 27 Septmeber 1968-6 March 1972, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1972, THE UNIVERSITY GALLERY, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. "Oscar Florianus Bluemner," March 1939, cat. no. 33., HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975., HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "The Golden Door: Artist-Immigrants of America, 1876-1976," cat. no. 6, ill. p. 117., THE WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, New York. "Synchromism and American Color Abstraction, 1910-1925," 24 January-26 March 1978, cat. no. 46, colorplate. TOUR: THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Houston, 20 April-18 June; DES MOINES ART CENTER, 6 July-3 September 1978; SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, 22 September-19 November; EVERSON MUSEUM OF ART, Syracuse, 15 December 1978-28 January 1979; COLUMBUS GALLERY OF FINE ARTS, Ohio, 15 February-24 March 1979., HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Oscar Bluemner," 14 November 1979-2 March 1980, cat. no. 41, ill. p. 40., HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Comparisons: an Exercise in Looking," 11 December 1990-21 April 1991, cat., ill., WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, NY. "Oscar Bluemner: A Passion for Color." 10 October 2005 - 12 February 2006., ARCHIVES OF AMERICAN ART, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. Oscar Bluemner Papers, Oscar Bluemner Painting Diary, pp. 394, 470-72, 499-500, microfilm no. 339, frames 334, 396, 411-12., JACOBS, JAY. "Collector: Joseph H. Hirshhorn," Art in America 57 (July-August, 1969): p. 58, ill., JACOBS, JAY. "Quality as Well as Quantity: Joseph H. Hirshhorn," The Collector in America (New York: Viking, 1971): p. 84, ill., ZILCZER, JUDITH K. "The Aesthetic Struggle in America, 1913-1918: Abstract Art and Theory in the Stieglitz Circle," (Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, University of Delaware, 1975), p. 353, fig 24., BRODSKY, JOYCE. "Oscar Bluemner in Black and White," Bulletin 1977 1/5 (Storrs: The William Benton Museum of Art, The University of Connecticut, 1977): fig 10, p. 10., RICHARD, PAUL. "'Infinite Bright:' Oscar Bluemner: A Passion for Color," The Washington Post (21 November 1979): p. B1, B2., UNSIGNED. "Vorreiter des abstrakten: Expressionismus in den USA," Handelsblatt (19 August 1980): ill., UNSIGNED. [Reading Literature] (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., 1984): ill. [p. 86]., ROBINSON, MALCOLM. The American Vision: Landscape Paintings of the United States (London: Octupus Books, 1988): ill., HAYES, JEFFREY RUSSELL. Oscar Bluemner (Cambridge University Press, 1991): p. 75, ill. fig. 45 p. 76.

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