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Paper Mill, Winter

Alternate Title(s):
Union Paper Mill
ca. 193840
Oil on canvas
16 x 24 in. (40.64 x 60.96 cm)
Signed lower right: John Folinsbee
Private collection


John F. Folinsbee Art Trust
Patricia Wormser, 1990
Private collection

Exhibition History

1990 Newman: John F. Folinsbee: Following His Own Course, no. 51

Published References

Vose 1972: Appraisal of Pictures, Estate of John F. Folinsbee, June 20, 1972, #313
Stricker 1990: John Folinsbee: Following His Own Course, p. 2, b/w ill., #51


In a June 1990 letter to Pat Wormser, who had just purchased the painting from Newman Galleries in Philadelphia, Peter G. Cook identified its subject and remembered that Paper Mill Winter was "painted in about 1938-1940...I'm not exactly sure of the date, as Joan and I were away at that time...[but] that's about as close as we can come." Given the stylistic qualities of the painting, the date may be slightly later, and closer to 1943-45 when the larger version was painted, but as Folinsbee had discontinued logging most of his landscapes by this period, it is difficult to give a definitive date to this smaller canvas.

Finished work:

Union Paper Mill, 1944–45 (435)