Joseph Stella, American, b. Muro Lucano, Italy, 1877–1946

Pencil on paper, 8 X 5 3/4 IN. IRREG. (20.2 X 14.5 CM.)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Accession Number: 66.4764

Source unrecorded (A.C.A. Gallery, New York, before 1950) *
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, to 17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
* According to Abram Lerner's recollection.

Exhibition History:
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, New York. The Drawings of Joseph Stella, 17 October-14 November 1960. TOUR: CURRIER GALLERY OF ART, Manchester, NH, 1-22 December 1960; ADDISON GALLERY OF AMERICAN ART, Andover, MA, 6-27 January 1961; ATLANTA ART ASSOCIATION, Atlanta, GA, 13 February-13 March 1961; DALLAS MUSEUM FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS, Dallas, TX, 28 March-18 April 1961; COLORADO SPRINGS FINE ARTS CENTER, 2-23 May 1961; COLUMBUS GALLERY OF FINE ARTS, Columbus, OH, 9-20 June; J.B. SPEED MUSEUM, Louisville, KY, 10-31 July; NATIONAL GALLERY OF CANADA, Ottawa, 1 September-1 October 1961; BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART, Baltimore, MD, 17 October-7 November 1961; WILLIAM ROCKHILL NELSON GALLERY OF ART, ATKINS MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Kansas City, MO, 22 November-13 December; CITY ART MUSEUM OF ST. LOUIS, St. Louis, MO, 2-23 January 1962; SEATTLE ART MUSEUM, Seattle, WA, 7 February-7 March; SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF ART, San Francisco, 19 March-16 April 1962; PHOENIX ART MUSEUM, Phoenix, AZ, 30 April-21 May 1962.
ROBERT SCHOELKOPF GALLERY, New York. Drawings by Joseph Stella, 6-31 October 1964.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. The Golden Door: Artist-Immigrants of America, 20 May-20 October 1976, no. 18, p. 131.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. Joseph Stella: Selected Works from the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, 12 May-17 July 1983, no. 1. TOUR: COLUMBUS MUSEUM OF ART, Columbus, OH, 11 February-25 March 1984.
MUSEUM OF THE BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN, New York. Tides of Immigration, 7 October-9 December 1986, no. 6.
WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, New York. Joseph Stella, 21 April-18 September 1994, no. 27, p. 24.

Published References:
KOUKOL, ALOIS B. "The Slav's a Man for A' That," The Pittsburgh Survey XXI/14 (2 January 1909), p. 589, ill. cropped.
FITCH, JOHN A. "The Steel Workers," The Pittsburgh Survey, KELLOGG, PAUL UNDERWOOD ed. (New York: Charities Publication Committee, 1910) with the Russell Sage Foundation, ill. facing p. 140.
WHITNEY PAPERS, Microfilm roll N689, frame 2.
JAFFE, IRMA B. "Joseph Stella: An Analysis and Interpretation of his Art," unpublished Ph.D. dissertation (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University, 1966) p. 337, no. 474 (as The New Comer).
JAFFE, IRMA B. Joseph Stella (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1970) no. 154.
BAUR, JOHN I.H. Joseph Stella (New York: Praeger, 1971) fig. 12.
WERNER, ALFRED. "Through the Golden Door," Art and Artists 2 (August 1976) p. 9.
RICHARD, PAUL. "Joseph Stella: Picture Puzzler," Washington Post (12 May 1983) p. E1, E13 ill.
BURCHARD, HANK. "The Many Faces of Joseph Stella," Washington Post Weekend (13 May 1983) p. 33 ill.
DORSEY, JOHN. "Hirshhorn Presents Limited Look at Joseph Stella's Strange Career," The [Baltimore] Sun (20 May 1983).
UNSIGNED. "Show marks artists's 'twists, turns'," Richmond-Times Dispatch (29 May 1983) ill.
FIERTAG, NEAL. "Museum and Dealer Catalogues," Drawing V/2 (July-August 1983) p. 40 ill.
ZILCZER, JUDITH. Joseph Stella: The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection (Washington D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1983) no. 1, p. 20-21.
HALL, JACQUELINE. "Stella Exhibit Shows Varied Expressions," Columbia Dispatch (26 February 1984).
BOHAN, RUTH L. "Joseph Stella's 'Man in Elevated (Train)' " Dada/Dimensions (Ann Arbor, MI: UMI Research Press, 1985) fig. 9-10.
GOLDSTEIN, ERNEST et al. Understanding Creating Art (Dallas, TX: Garrard Publishing Co., 1986, 1992) fig. 153.
TEMKIN, ANN. ed. Alice Neel (Philadelphia, PA: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2000) fig. 29, p. 39.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Early American Modernism