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Storm Light

Alternate Title(s):
Shad Fishermen
Oil on canvas
34 x 50 in. (86.4 x 127 cm)
Signed lower right: John Folinsbee; exhibition label on verso: James A. Michener Art Museum, March - June 1995; exhibition label on verso: The Corcoran Gallery, Seventeenth Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Oil Paintings, 1941; fragment of exhibition label on verso: National Academy of Design
Folinsbee 1920s40s stockbook: p. [67]
Courtesy of the Reading Public Museum, Reading, Pennsylvania. Gift in memory of Miriam Murray Boynton by the Friends of the Reading Public Museum


Ruth Baldwin Folinsbee
Reading Public Museum, Reading, Pennsylvania, 1977

Exhibition History

1936 Carnegie: 34th International Exhibition of Paintings
1937 NAD: 112th Annual Exhibition, no. 20
1938 Society of 4 Arts FL: Exhibition
1940 PAFA II: Oil Painting and Sculpture by Artists of Philadelphia and its Environs
1941 Corcoran: 17th Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Oil Paintings, no. 107
1973 Century: A Retrospective Exhibition of Paintings by John Folinsbee, no. 12, lent by Mrs. John Folinsbee
1976 Gunnery School: Paintings, Drawings, and Lithographs by John Folinsbee, no. 6
1977 Newman: John F. Folinsbee, no. 4
1982 NJSM: The Paintings of John Folinsbee, no. 30, ill., [18], b/w ill.
1986 St Botolph Boston: John F. Folinsbee, no. 6
1995 Michener: A Retrospective, no. 25
2004 Reading: Enduring Beauty: Treasures of the Reading Public Museum
2011-2012 Reading: American Impressionism: The Lure of the Artist Colony

Published References

Jewell 1937a: "Academy of Design Opens 112th Show: Liveliest Exhibition in Years," "Paintings Worthy of Mention"
Haas 1968: "Artist, Friend Reminisce: Story of New Hope Art Colony Told," as Shad Fishermen
NJSM 1982: The Paintings of John Folinsbee, p. [18], b/w ill.
Cook 1994: John Folinsbee, p. 92, color ill.
Reed 1994: "John Folinsbee: A Traditional Painter Amidst Modernist Trends," fig. 27
Peterson 2002: Pennsylvania Impressionism, p. 27, color ill.; p 49, fig. 13, color ill.; p. 124, plate 35, color ill.
Reading Museum 2004: Enduring Beauty, p. 10, color ill.
Jensen 2013: Folinsbee Considered, p. 201, color plate 43; p. 263, cat entry