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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

Provenance:
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

Exhibition History:
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.

Published References:
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ZILCZER, JUDITH K. "The Aesthetic Struggle in America, 1913-1918: Abstract Art and Theory in the Stieglitz Circle," (Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, University of Delaware, 1975), p. 353, fig 24.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.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection