Art/ Collection/ Art Object

The Mountaineer

Artist:
Eugene Speicher (American, Buffalo, New York 1883–1962 Woodstock, New York)
Date:
1929
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
52 x 42 in. (132.1 x 106.7 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Bequest of Stephen C. Clark, 1960
Accession Number:
61.101.24
Not on view
Inscription: Signed (left center): Eugene Speicher
Stephen C. Clark, New York (1929–d. 1960; his bequest to MMA)

Museum of Modern Art, New York. "Paintings by 19 Living Americans," December 13, 1929–January 12, 1930.

Saint Louis. City Art Museum. "Twenty-sixth Annual Exhibition of Paintings by American Artists," September 19–November 1, 1931, no. 101 (as "Mountaineer," lent by Mr. Stephen Carter Clark, New York).

Woodstock, N. Y. Woodstock Artists Association. "First Annual Exhibition," August 12–September 9, 1933.

Art Institute of Chicago. "A Century of Progress: Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture 1934," June 1–November 1, 1934, no. 689.

Andover, Mass. Addison Gallery of American Art. "American Paintings from the Stephen C. Clark Collection," May 1940, unnumbered cat. (p. 14).

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Contemporary Painting in the United States," April 19–27, 1941, no. 148.

Mexico City. Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes. "La Pintura Contemporánea Norteamericana," June 12–July 9, 1941, unnumbered cat. (p. 99; lent by Stephen C. Clark).

Santiago. Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. "La Pintura Contemporánea Norteamericana," September 6–October 5, 1941, unnumbered cat.

Lima. Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes. "La Pintura Contemporánea Norteamericana," November 5–30, 1941, unnumbered cat.

Quito. Universidad Central de Ecuador. "La Pintura Contemporánea Norteamericana," December 1941, unnumbered cat.

New York. Art Gallery, The American Academy of Arts and Letters and The National Institute of Arts and Letters. "Comprehensive Exhibition," May 9–June 19, 1942, no. 179 (lent courtesy of Stephen C. Clark).

New-York Historical Society. "Portraits of Americans by Americans. Exhibition of the National Association of Portrait Painters," April 1–May 5, 1945.

Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Albright Art Gallery. "Eugene Speicher: A Retrospective Exhibition of Oils and Drawings 1908–1949," September 29–October 26, 1950, no. 9 (lent by Stephen C. Clark, New York).

Brooklyn Museum. "Face of America: The History of Portraiture in the United States," November 14, 1957–January 26, 1958, no. 87 (lent by Mr. Stephen C. Clark).

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Three Centuries of American Painting," April 9–October 17, 1965, unnum. checklist.

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.

Jacksonville, Fla. Jacksonville Art Museum. "The Figure in 20th Century American Art: Selections from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," February 9–April 21, 1985, unnum. cat. (p. 151).

Oklahoma City. Oklahoma Museum of Art. "The Figure in 20th Century American Art: Selections from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," May 5–June 30, 1985, unnum. cat.

New York. National Academy of Design. "The Figure in 20th Century American Art: Selections from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," July 16–September 1, 1985, unnum. cat.

Evanston, Ill. Terra Museum of American Art. "The Figure in 20th Century American Art: Selections from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," September 15–November 10, 1985, unnum. cat.

Little Rock. Arkansas Arts Center. "The Figure in 20th Century American Art: Selections from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," November 12, 1985–January 19, 1986, unnum. cat.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. "The Figure in 20th Century American Art: Selections from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," February 9–March 30, 1986, unnum. cat.

St. Paul. Minnesota Museum of Art. "The Figure in 20th Century American Art: Selections from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," April 20–June 8, 1986, unnum. cat.

Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, State University of New York at New Paltz. "Eugene Speicher: The Consummate New York Artist," February 5–July 13, 2014, no. 13.

Albany. New York State Museum. "Eugene Speicher: The Consummate New York Artist," October 18, 2014–March 22, 2015, no. 13.

Frank Jewett Mather. Eugene Speicher. New York, 1931, p. 18, ill., locates it in the collection of Stephen Clark.

Edward Alden Jewell. "High Spot of Summer Season Brings Forth Canvases That Are Familiar and New." New York Times (August 20, 1933), p. X5.

"Presenting the 'Elite': The American Academy of Arts and Letters Stages a Show." Pictures on Exhibit 5 (May 1942), ill. p. 9.

Eugene Speicher. New York, 1945, unpaginated, ill.

Henry Geldzahler. American Painting in the Twentieth Century. New York, 1965, p. 85, ill.

Lowery Stokes Sims. The Figure in 20th Century American Art: Selections from The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Exh. cat., Jacksonville Art Museum. New York, 1984, pp. 143, 150–51, ill.

Gilbert T. Vincent and Sarah Lees in The Clark Brothers Collect: Impressionist and Early Modern Paintings. Exh. cat., Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. Williamstown, Mass., 2006, pp. 138, 147.

Sarah Lees in The Clark Brothers Collect: Impressionist and Early Modern Paintings. Exh. cat., Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. Williamstown, Mass., 2006, pp. 315, 345, no. 384, fig. 320.

Valerie Ann Leeds in Along His Own Lines: A Retrospective of New York Realist Eugene Speicher. Exh. cat., Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, State University of New York at New Paltz. New Paltz, 2014, pp. 17, 102, colorpl. 13.

Tom Wolf in Along His Own Lines: A Retrospective of New York Realist Eugene Speicher. Exh. cat., Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, State University of New York at New Paltz. New Paltz, 2014, p. 33.



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