Catalogue Raisonné

P42.003

Reconstruction and the Well-Being of the Family (Social Security Triptych), 1942
Oil on canvas
142 x 204 in.
360.7 x 518.2 cm
Signed front lower right: PHILIP GUSTON/ 1942
Provenance
Courtesy of the Fine Arts Collection, U.S. General Services Administration Commissioned through the Section of Fine Arts, 1934-1943, Wilbur J. Cohen Federal Building, Washington D.C.
Exhibitions
State University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, "[Unknown Title]", circa January 14, 1943 - January 21, 1943 
Bibliography
Hinkle, Karl. ''Artist Must Bridge Gap Between Artists and Public: Guston Expresses Sentiment of Today's Young American Painter." Daily Iowan, October 9, 1941, p. 4, mentioned in text, not illus.
Iowa City Press-Citizen. "Guston Completes Mural Drawings." June 18, 1942, b&w photo of Musa standing in front of mural
Daily Iowan. "South American Tour Planned for Drawings by Prof. Philip Guston." December 17, 1942, p. 3, mural drawings and the mural mentioned in text, not illus.
Daily Iowan. "Prof. Philip Guston Completes Three Paneled Mural: Painting Will Be Placed in Washington Social Security Building." January 14, 1943, p. 3, illus. in b&w and described in text
Iowa City Press-Citizen. "Midtown Galleries Oil Paintings, War Poster Exhibitions Are On Now," January 14, 1943, p. 9, mentioned in text, not illus.
Davenport Democrat & Leader. "'Prof' Has Busy Week." January 21, 1943, b&w photo of Guston standing in front of mural.
Des Moines Sunday Register. "A Guston Painting." February 7, 1943, mentioned in text, not illus.
ARTnews. "Guston's Social Security Mural: Completed Despite War." March 1, 1943, p. 8, illus. in b&w
Watson, Jane. "Guston Mural Now on Social Security Wall." Washington Post, March 7, 1943, p. L4, illus. in b&w
Austin American. "2nd in Series of Exhibitions Opens Tuesday: Thon, Guston and Shulkin Work to Be Presented." July 30, 1944, mentioned in text, not illus.
Iowa City Press-Citizen. "Guston's Mural to Go to Washington." January 16, 1943, illus. in b&w
Smith, L'Louise. "Life's Interest, Life's Work—Guston Likes to Paint." Daily Iowan, May 23, 1945, p. 3, mentioned in text, not illus.
Ahlander, Leslie Judd. "Art in Washington: WPA Show Puts the Past in Focus." Post-Times Herald (Washington, D.C.), July 14, 1963, description of work (not listed by title) in text, not illus.
Moritz, Charles, ed. Current Biography, February 1971, pp. 10-13, mentioned in text p. 11, not illus.
O'Connor, Francis V., ed. The New Deal Art Projects: An Anthology of Memoirs. Washington D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1972, mentioned in text pp. 37 and 253-254, not illus.
O'Connor, Francis V., ed. "Philip Guston and Political Humanism." In Arts and Architecture in the Service of Politics, edited by Henry A. Milton and Linda Nochlin. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1978, Fig. 3 illus. in b&w p. 348 and mentioned in text pp. 345 and 349
Vishny, Michele. "On The Walls: Murals by Ben Shahn, Philip Guston, and Seymour Fogel for the Social Security Building, Washington D.C." Arts, March 1987, illus.
Shapiro, Michael Edward. "Philip Guston: The War Years." Print Collector's Newsletter, September–October 1994, mentioned in text p. 129, not illus.
Philip Guston Tableaux / Paintings 1947 - 1979. Exh. cat. Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz Publishers, 2000, mentioned in text p. 132, not illus.
Auping, Michael. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Philip Guston Retrospective. Exh. cat. London: Thames & Hudson, 2003, mentioned in text p. 28, not illus.
Baskind, Samantha. Encyclopedia of Jewish American Artists. London: Greenwood Press, 2007, mentioned in text p. 137, not illus.
Cooper, Harry, Mark Godfrey, Alison de Lima Greene, and Kate Nesin. Philip Guston Now. Exh. cat. Washington D.C.: National Gallery of Art, 2020, mentioned in text pp. 11, 22-23, 225 and 226, not illus.
Storr, Robert. Philip Guston: A Life Spent Painting. London: Laurence King Publishing, 2020, cartoon illus. in b&w p. 287 as part of a photo with Musa McKim and mentioned in text p. 22