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1907

Manierre Dawson, American, b. Chicago, Illinois, 1887–1969

Oil on canvas, 20 1/8 x 28 1/8 in. (51 x 71.3 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. John Gedo, 1978

Accession Number: 78.63

Provenance:
Estate of the artist, to 24 May 1978
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. John Gedo, Wilmette, Illinois, 24 May 1978

Exhibition History:
MONTROSS GALLERY, New York. Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings, 2-23 February, 1914, no. 4, ill.
DETROIT MUSEUM OF ART, (Detroit Institute of Art). Exhibition of Modern Art, 1-14 March, 1914, no. 6.
CINCINNATI MUSEUM. Special Exhibition: Modern Departures in Painting; "Cubism" "Futurism" etc., 19 March-5 April 1914, no. 6.
PEABODY INSTITUTE, Baltimore. Special Exhibition: Modern Departures in Painting; "Cubism" "Futurism" etc., 15 April-15 May 1914, no. 4.
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Chicago. Manierre Dawson (1887-1969) A Retrospective Exhibition of Painting, 13 November 1976-2 January 1977. TOUR: UNIVERSITY OF INDIANA ART MUSEUM, Bloomington, 18 January-20 February 1977; UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND ART GALLERY, College Park, 29 March-1 May 1977.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Images of Children, 17 August-4 November 1979, no cat.
HOLLIS TAGGART GALLERIES, New York. Manierre Dawson, American Pioneer of Abstract Art, 1-30 October 1999, no. 6.

Published References:
DAWSON, MANIERRE. Journal (26 December 1908, 6 December 1913), pp. 1, 41, in Manierre Dawson Papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Microfilm no. 64, frames 923, 963.
KELSEY, W.W. "You'll Swear You've Got 'Em If You See Futurists' Display," The Detroit Times (2 March 1914), p. 5.
ZILCZER, JUDITH K. "The World's New Art Center: Modern Art Exhibitions in New York City, 1913-1918," Archives of American Art Journal 14, no. 1 (1974), fig. 3.
GEDO, MARY M. "Manierre Dawson: The Prophet in His Own Country," American Art Review, December 1979, ill. p. 70.
ZILCZER, JUDITH. "Arthur B. Davies: The Artist as Patron," American Art Journal 19, no. 3 (1987), p. 60, fig. 6.
A Child's World, The Smithsonian Engagement Calendar for 1980 (Universe, 1979).
PLOOG, RANDY J., MYRA BAIRSTOW, and ANI BOYAJIAN. Manierre Dawson (1887-1969): A Catalogue Raisonné (Jacksonville, Florida: The Three Graces, in association with Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York, 2011), no. 1907.05, colorpl. p. 52; ill. p. 129.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Early American Modernism