Catalogue Raisonné

P44.004

Young Mother, 1944
Oil on canvas
39½ x 29½ in.
100.3 x 74.9 cm
Signed and dated front center left: Philip Guston/1944
Provenance
University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art, Gift of Dr. Clarence Van Epps, 1947.24
Dr. Clarence Van Epps
Exhibitions
Iowa Memorial Union, Iowa City, IA, "Paintings and Drawings by Philip Guston", March 05, 1944 - March 19, 1944 
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, "110 American Painters of Today, The Second Annual Purchase Exhibition", August 18, 1944 - September 11, 1944
Midtown Gallery, New York, NY, "Philip Guston", January 15, 1945 - February 10, 1945 
Iowa Memorial Union and Iowa Art Building, Iowa City, IA, "1st Summer Exhibition of Contemporary Art", June 24, 1945 - July 31, 1945
Iowa Memorial Union, Iowa City, IA, "Exhibition of The Dr. Clarence Van Epps Collection of Paintings, Drawings, and Prints", December 07, 1947 - February 08, 1948
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, "Pictures for the Home", May 21, 1950 - July 02, 1950
University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, IA, "Permanent Collection show", June 01, 1982 - September 10, 1982
University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, IA, "101 Masterworks", April 19, 1986 - August 17, 1986
University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, IA, "Silver Anniversary Exhibitions: From the Permanent Collection, 1969-1994", August 28, 1994 - October 16, 1994
University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, IA, "Philip Guston: Working Through the Forties", January 25, 1997 - March 16, 1997  Travelled to:
Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA, "Shifting Visions: O'Keefe, Guston, Richter", October 10, 1998 - January 24, 1999
University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, IA, "European and American Art from the Collection", April 12, 2008 - [Unknown Date]
Iowa Memorial Union, Black Box Theater, Iowa City, IA, "New Forms: The Avant-Garde Meets the American Scene, 1934-1949", September 14, 2013 - December 08, 2013
Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice, Italy, "Philip Guston and the Poets", May 10, 2017 - September 03, 2017 
Figge Art Museum, Davenport, IA, "Hats Off!", February 09, 2019 - May 12, 2019
Bibliography
Daily Iowan. "Prof. Philip Guston's Paintings of Army, Navy on Display." March 5, 1944, b&w photo of Guston posing in front of "Young Mother" unfinished, also mentioned in text
Paintings and Drawings by Philip Guston. Exh. cat. Iowa City: State University of Iowa, 1944, cat. no. 21, not illus., unfinished
110 American Painters of Today, the Second Annual Purchase Exhibition, from Which the Art Center Will Purchase Paintings for Its Collection of Work by Living American Artists. Exh. cat. Minneapolis: Walker Art Center, 1944, cat. no. 35, illus. in b&w pg 17, Midtown Galleries
Smith, L'Louise. "Life's Interest, Life's Work—Guston Likes to Paint." Daily Iowan, May 23, 1945, p. 3, illus in b&w as part of a photograph with Guston
Iowa City Press-Citizen. "Nation's Biggest Summer Art Show Opens Sunday." June 22, 1945, p. 10, illus. in b&w
Iowa City Press-Citizen. "The Exhibition At-A-Glance." June 23, 1945, mentioned in text, not illus.
Des Moines Sunday Register. "State University Presents Major Summer Art Exhibit." July 22, 1945, section Nine, front page, illus. in color
1st Summer Exhibition of Contemporary Art. Exh. cat. Iowa City: State University of Iowa, 1945, cat. no. 54, not illus., Collection Dr. C. Van Epps
Philip Guston. Exh. cat. New York: Midtown Galleries, 1945, cat. no. 4, not illus., Collection Dr. C. Van Epps
Daily Iowan. "Van Epps Collection Presented Formally Sunday Afternoon." December 3, 1947, p. 5, mentioned in text, not illus., listed as "The Young Mother"
Hobbs, Robert. 101 Masterworks. Exh. cat. Iowa City: University of Iowa Museum of Art, 1986, illus. in color p. 75 and detail illus. in color p. 74
Mayer, Musa. Night Studio: A Memoir of Philip Guston by His Daughter. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988, mentioned in text p. 34, not illus.
Langer, Cassandra. Mother and Child in Art. New York: M and M Books, 1992.
Shapiro, Michael Edward. "Philip Guston: The War Years." Print Collector's Newsletter, September–October 1994, mentioned in text p. 128, not illus.
Des Moines Register. "Contrasts in Art: At Iowa City, Kuniyoshi Prints, Early Guston Prints." February 16, 1997, p. 5C, illus. in b&w
Philip Guston: Working Through the Forties. Exh. cat. Iowa City: University of Iowa Museum of Art, 1997, Paintings cat. no. 8, illus. in color p. 28
Des Moines Art Center News. "Des Moines Art Center." November–December 1998, pg. 2
DeLong, Lea Rosson. Shifting Visions O'Keeffe Guston Richter. Exh. cat. Des Moines: Des Moines Art Center, 1998, illus. in color p. 39 and mentioned in text pp. 40-41
Auping, Michael. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Philip Guston Retrospective. Exh. cat. London: Thames & Hudson, 2003, mentioned in text p. 28, 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.
New Forms: The Avant Garde Meets the American Scene, 1934–1949, Selections from the University of Iowa Museum of Art. Exh. cat. Iowa City: University of Iowa, 2013, illus. in color Fig. 38 p. 71 and on front cover. Also described on pp. 72-73 and mentioned in text p. 9 and p. 27.
Miller, Peter Benson, ed. Go Figure! New Perspectives on Guston. New York: American Academy in Rome; New York Review of Books, 2014, mentioned in text p. 83, not illus.
Mayer, Musa. Night Studio: A Memoir of Philip Guston. 1988. Reprint, Munich: Sieveking Verlag; Zurich: Hauser & Wirth, 2016, illus. no. 24, illus. in color p. 51
Wullschläger, Jackie. "Star-spangled biennale: Americans shine in Venice." Financial Times (London), May 12, 2017, section Visual Arts, mentioned in text, not illus.
Muñoz-Alonso, Lorena. "Philip Guston Holds His Own Next to the Venetian Masters at the Gallerie dell'Accademia." artnet News, May 12, 2017. Online, illus. in color and mentioned in text
Hesse, Ewa. "Zwei Amis in Venedig." Tages-Anzeiger (Zurich), May 24, 2017, illus. in color
Hesse, Ewa. "Zwei Amis in Venedig." Der Bund (Bern), May 24, 2017, illus. in color
Art It. "Philip Guston and the Poets @ Gallerie dell'Accademia di Venezia." May 25, 2017. Online, illus. in color as part of an installation photo
Sirlin, Deanna. "Philip Guston: A Painter and His Muses." Art Section (Atlanta), June 2017, illus. in color and mentioned in text
Sooke, Alastair. "'My father saw family as an iInterference.'" Daily Telegraph (London), July 29, 2017, pp. 14–15, mentioned in text p. 15, not illus.
Sooke, Alastair. "Philip Guston's daughter on growing up with a giant of American art." Telegraph (London), July 30, 2017, section Culture, Art, Artists, mentioned in text, not illus.
Reichert, Kolja. "Gemaltes lässt sich nicht sagen, Gesagtes nicht malen: Ein Höhepunkt im Kunstsommer: Die große Schau über Philip Gustons Verhältnis zur Poesie in Venedig." Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (Frankfurt am Main), August 4, 2017, mentioned in text, not illus.
Philip Guston & The Poets. Exh. cat. Essay by Kosme de Barañano. Hauser & Wirth, 2017, illus. in color p. 15 and mentioned in text p. 14
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. 227, not illus.
Storr, Robert. Philip Guston: A Life Spent Painting. London: Laurence King Publishing, 2020, No. 15 illus. in color p. 29 and mentioned in text pp. 9 and 30
Mayer, Musa. Philip Guston. London: Laurence King Publishing, 2021, illus. in color p. 19 and mentioned in text p. 14