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Evening at Swan's Island

Oil on canvas
34 x 50 in. (86.36 x 127 cm)
Signed lower right: John Folinsbee; on verso: Newman Gallery label; estate label; National Academy of Design exhibition label; Feragil Gallery (63 E. 57th, NYC), Price $1,200; Ogunquit Museum of American Art exhibition label
Folinsbee 1920s–40s stockbook: p. [21]
Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Permanent Collection. Gift of the Family of John Folinsbee (03.20)


John F. Folinsbee Art Trust
Ogunquit Museum of American Art, 2003

Exhibition History

1938 Currier Gallery NH
1938 Montclair Museum: Paintings by Jon Corbino, John F. Folinsbee, Ivan Olinsky
1938 NAD: 113th Annual Exhibition, no. 277
1939 Grand Central: American Art—Without "Isms", received fourth prize for best landscape
1950 Century: Artist Members Exhibition
1980 Western Electric Gallery: John Folinsbee, A Retrospective
1980s Richard Stuart: Bucks County Painters
1981 Richard Stuart: John Folinsbee: His Changing Landscape and Industrial Modernism
1982 NJSM: The Paintings of John Folinsbee, no. 29, ill., [16], color ill.
1986 St Botolph Boston: John F. Folinsbee, no. 19
1990 Newman: John F. Folinsbee: Following His Own Course, no. 16
1994 Newman: John Folinsbee: Another View, no. 26
2001 Ogunquit: The Art of John Folinsbee, no. 17
2002 Clark Point ME: John Folinsbee and Peter Cook
2003 Gunn Memorial Museum: Picture Perfect: The Art of John Folinsbee

Published References

Jewell 1938b: [no title], "the spacious, liberal happiness of John Folinsbee's 'Evening at Swan Island'"
Grand Central NY 1939: Grand Central Art Galleries, Yearbook 1939, p. 14 b/w ill.
NY Times 1939: "Art Without "Isms" Wins $1,100 in Prizes"
Vose 1972: Appraisal of Pictures, Estate of John F. Folinsbee, June 20, 1972, #405
Stricker 1990: John Folinsbee: Following His Own Course, p. 18, color ill.
Cook 1994: John Folinsbee, p. 114, color ill.
Culver 2001: "The Art of John Folinsbee," p. 108, color ill.
Ogunquit 2001
Jensen 2013: Folinsbee Considered, p. 136