Detail View: Clyfford Still Archives:

Installation views 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: 
3 1/2 x 5 inches (8.89 x 12.7 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: 
Env 86
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)
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Work Relation: 
Work Relation: 
PH-1938 (lost)
Work Description: 
This black and white copy print depicts two installation views of the exhibition “Paintings by Clyfford Still” at the San Francisco Museum of Art in California. In the upper photograph, 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. The photograph below is partially cropped from the frame. 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 views of "Paintings by Clyfford Still", San Francisco Museum of Art, California, March 2-21, 1943. Photos 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