Detail View: Clyfford Still Archives:

Installation view of "Paintings by Clyfford Still", San Francisco Museum of Art, California, March 2-21, 1943
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Work Creator Name: 
Still, Clyfford
Work Display Measurement: 
5 5/8 x 9 inches (14.2875 x 22.86 cm)
Work Material Medium Name: 
black-and-white film
Work Material Support Name: 
photographic paper
Work Technique Name: 
black-and-white photography
Work Style Period: 
realism (artistic form of expression)
Current Work Location Name: 
Clyfford Still Museum
Creation Location: 
San Francisco, California
Work Inscription: 
Clyfford Still / One-man retrospective exhibition / San Francisco Museum of Art / San Francisco, Calif. / March 1943
Work Relation: 
PH-934 (lost)
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PH-932 (lost)
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Work Description: 
This black and white photograph depicts an installation view of the exhibition “Paintings by Clyfford Still” at the San Francisco Museum of Art in California. PH-934 (1936, lost) occupies the front-facing partition on the far left, followed clockwise by PH-932 (1936-37), PH-351 (1940), PH-209 (1936), PH-211 (1936), PH-938 (1937), PH-344 (1937), and PH-298 (1942, cropped). In the background, Still’s eldest daughter, Diane, appears with an unidentified viewer, while his first wife, Lillian, sits on a bench nearby. On view March 2 through March 21, 1943, the retrospective featured a selection of figurative and abstract paintings that spanned the early years of Still’s career. According to the museum’s accession files, the artist submitted thirty-two paintings in total: ten “portraits and landscapes” and twenty-two “less realistic pictures”, although not all of the artworks were shown. The absence of detailed documentation complicates the act of determining which specific artworks were ultimately displayed; however, these photographs serve as visual records that confirm the majority of the paintings presented in Still’s first significant one-person exhibition.
Installation view of "Paintings by Clyfford Still", San Francisco Museum of Art, California, March 2-21, 1943. Photo by Clyfford Still. Courtesy Clyfford Still Archives © City and County of Denver
Work Rights Statement: 
© City and County of Denver/ ARS, NY
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Image Type Format: 
Image Holding Institution: 
Clyfford Still Museum
Image Collection Name: 
CSM Archival Collection: Objects
Image Rights Statement: 
Photo: Clyfford Still, courtesy the Clyfford Still Archives
Image Capture Hardware: 
Epson Expression 10000XL
Image Capture Operating System: 
Macintosh OS X 10.11.1
Image Capture Software: 
LaserSoft Imaging™ SilverFast® Ai 6
Image Cataloger Name: 
Kate Landers
Image Cataloger Role: 
Assistant Archivist