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The Whirlwind

Artist:
Pavel Tchelitchew (American (born Russia), Kaluga 1898–1957 Grottaferrata)
Date:
1939
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
28 1/2 x 23 3/4 in. (72.4 x 60.3 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Arthur Hoppock Hearn Fund, 1950
Accession Number:
50.38
Not on view
Inscription: Signed and dated: (lower right) P.Tchelitchew / 39
Edward James, South Laguna, Calif. (in 1942); [Durlacher Brothers, New York, by 1949–50; sold to MMA]

Museum of Modern Art, New York. "Tchelitchew: Paintings and Drawings," October 28–November 29, 1942, no. 62 (as "Children Fighting," lent by Edward James, South Laguna, Cal.).

Buenos Aires. Instituto de Arte Moderno. "Pavel Tchelitchew: Pinturas y dibujos 1925–1948," August 15–September 10, 1949, no. 16 (as "El Torbellino," lent by Durlacher Brothers).

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "20th Century Painters: A Special Exhibition of Oils, Water Colors and Drawings Selected from the Collections of American Art in the Metropolitan Museum," June 16–October 29, 1950, unnum. brochure (p. 12).

New York. Gallery of Modern Art. "Pavel Tchelitchew," March 20–April 19, 1964, no. 240.

New York. Whitney Museum of American Art. "The 1930's: Painting & Sculpture in America," October 15–December 1, 1968, no. 100 (as "Whirlwind").

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Tribute to a Curator: Robert Beverly Hale," November 16, 1978–March 4, 1979, extended to March 18, 1979, unnum. checklist.

Katonah, N. Y. Katonah Museum of Art. "Pavel Tchelitchew: The Landscape of the Body," June 14–September 6, 1998, unnumbered cat. (p. 35).

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Painters in Paris: 1895–1950," March 8–December 31, 2000, extended to January 14, 2001, unnumbered cat. (p. 54).

Lincoln Kirstein. Pavel Tchelitchew: Pinturas y dibujos 1925–1948. Exh. cat., Instituto de Arte Moderno. Buenos Aires, 1949, pp. 15, 21, no. 16, ill.

Robert Beverly Hale. 100 American Painters of the 20th Century: Works Selected from the Collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1950, ill. p. 86.

Henry Geldzahler. American Painting in the Twentieth Century. New York, 1965, pp. 156–57, ill.

Alexander Kuznetsov. Pavel Tchelitchew: Metamorphoses. Stuttgart, 2012, pp. 52, 298, 317, no. 186, ill. p. 215 (color), notes that it was painted in the artist's studio in Weston, Conn.



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