Catalogue Raisonné

P43.003

The Sculptor, 1943
Oil on canvas
46 x 30 in.
116.8 x 76.2 cm
Signed and dated front lower left: Philip Guston/1943
Provenance
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, John Barton Payne Fund
Exhibitions
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, "1943-44 Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Art Sculpture, Paintings, Watercolors, and Drawings", November 23, 1943 - January 04, 1944
Midtown Gallery, New York, NY, "Philip Guston", January 15, 1945 - February 10, 1945 
University Galleries, University of Nebraska, Morrill Hall, Lincoln, NE, "Nebraska Art Association 55th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art", March 04, 1945 - April 01, 1945
Seventeenth Regiment Armory, New York, NY, "Critics Choice of the Contemporary Arts & Antiques Show", September 24, 1945 - September 30, 1945
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, "The Fifth Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Paintings", March 30, 1946 - April 25, 1946
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, CO, "New Accessions U.S.A.", July 15, 1946 - September 02, 1946
Norfolk Museum of Arts and Sciences, Norfolk, VA, "[Unknown Title]", April 1947
Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg, VA, "[Unknown Title]", May 03, 1948 - May 07, 1948
University Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, "Philip Guston", April 10, 1950 - May 12, 1950 
Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg, VA, "[Unknown Title]", May 06, 1953 - May 20, 1953
University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, IA, "Philip Guston: Working Through the Forties", January 25, 1997 - March 16, 1997  Travelled to:
Bibliography
1943–44 Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Art. Exh. cat. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1943, cat. no. 39, not illus., exhibited as "Portrait of a Sculptor"
Breuning, Margaret. "Philip Guston Impresses in New York Debut." Art Digest, January 15, 1945, p. 12, mentioned in text, not illus.
F[rost], R[osamund]. "Guston: Meaning out of Monumentality." ARTnews, February 1, 1945, p. 24, mentioned in text, not illus.
ARTnews. "Critics Choice at the Armory Show." October 1, 1945, pp. 19, 25–26, illus. in b&w p. 25, picked by Rosamund Frost
Philip Guston. Exh. cat. New York: Midtown Galleries, 1945, cat. no. 6, not illus.
Fifty-Fifth Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art. Exh. cat. Lincoln: Nebraska Art Association, 1945, cat. no. 54, not illus.
New Accessions USA. Exh. cat. Colorado Springs: Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 1946, cat. no. 62, illus. in b&w (no page #)
The Fifth Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Paintings. Exh. cat. Richmond: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 1946, cat. no. 85, illus. in b&w on front cover, John Barton Payne Medal and Purchase, Lent by Midtown Gallery
St. Louis Star-Times. "W. U. Art Instructor Wins $1,200, His 3rd Prize in 15 Mos." January 4, 1947, mentioned in text, not illus.
Philip Guston. Exh. cat. Minneapolis: University Gallery, University of Minnesota, 1950, cat. no. 6, not illus., Loaned by Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Shapiro, Michael Edward. "Philip Guston: The War Years." Print Collector's Newsletter, September–October 1994, mentioned in text p. 128, not illus.
Philip Guston: Working Through the Forties. Exh. cat. Iowa City: University of Iowa Museum of Art, 1997, paintings cat. no. 5, illus. in color p. 25, mentioned in text pp. 16 and 17, listed in checklist p. 54
Auping, Michael. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Philip Guston Retrospective. Exh. cat. London: Thames & Hudson, 2003, mentioned in text p. 30, not illus.
Shoemaker, Innis Howe. Adventures in Modern Art: The Charles K. Williams II Collection. Exh. cat. Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2009, mentioned in footnote 5 p. 169, 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 p. 228, not illus.
Storr, Robert. Philip Guston: A Life Spent Painting. London: Laurence King Publishing, 2020, No. 17 illus. in color p. 30 and mentioned in text pp. 30 and 290