Major Work by an American Artist Shown with Preliminary Drawings

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  • The Art Institute of Chicago

    Major Work by an American Artist Shown with Preliminary DrawingsSource: The Art Institute of Chicago Quarterly, Vol. 49, No. 2 (Apr. 1, 1955), pp. 34-35Published by: The Art Institute of ChicagoStable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4112611 .Accessed: 14/06/2014 09:54

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  • MAJOR WORK BY AN AMERICAN ARTIST SHOWN WITH PRELIMINARY DRAWINGS

    Jack Levine, American artist, began to com- pose a painting called The Trial in 1953. Ob- sessed by political-legal trends of today, he made many drawings and three oil studies in preparation for the large composite canvas. This work continued through a teaching session at the Skowhegan Summer School in Maine. The painting was finished in 1954 and shown in the 61st American Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, from which it was acquired for the Permanent Collection. The artist generously made a gift of the (sometimes satiric) draw- ings to the museum. The Trial is shown with all the studies for it, and with quotations from a letter from Levine, in the Gallery of Art Interpretation from April 15, through Summer.

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  • The Trial, oil on canvas (72" x 63"), 1953-54 by Jack Levine. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Hokin and The Friends of American Art

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    Article Contentsp. 35p. 34

    Issue Table of ContentsThe Art Institute of Chicago Quarterly, Vol. 49, No. 2 (Apr. 1, 1955), pp. 21-40Recent Additions to the Twentieth Century Collection [pp. 21-26]Looking at Modern Art [p. 26]An Exhibition for Paris [pp. 27-30]French Government Sends Drawings [p. 30]Exhibitions [pp. 31-32]The Theater of Japan, a Contemporary Phenomenon [p. 33]Major Work by an American Artist Shown with Preliminary Drawings [pp. 34-35]Calendar of Activities for Members of the Art Institute [pp. 36-37]People and Events [pp. 38-39]A Television Lab for Goodman [p. 40]