Detail View: Clyfford Still Archives:

Installation view of "Paintings by Clyfford Still", San Francisco Museum of Art, California, March 2-21, 1943
Creation Date: 
Work Creator Name: 
Still, Clyfford
Work Display Measurement: 
8 x 10 inches (20.32 x 25.4 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: 
COPY BY / Dick Myers - Photography
Work Relation: 
PH-96 (lost)
Work Relation: 
Work Relation: 
PH-748 (lost)
Work Relation: 
PH-733 (destroyed)
Work Relation: 
PH-933 (destroyed)
Work Relation: 
PH-936 (lost)
Work Relation: 
Work Relation: 
Work Relation: 
PH-1938 (lost)
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-96 (1941, lost), PH-342 (1937), PH-748 (1938, lost), PH-733 (1940, destroyed), PH-933 (1929, destroyed), PH-936 (1939, lost), PH-623 (1929-30), PH-554 (1942), and PH-1938, lost) line the wall from left to right. 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
Image Date Type: 
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