Highlights from the Collection (Early 2019) – Clyfford Still Museum


A man gestures toward an abstract wood sculpture with a woman next to him and paintings in the background

Photo by Justin Wambold

Highlights from the Collection (Early 2019)

Jan 18–Apr 28, 2019

Clyfford Still & Photography is surrounded by a new display of the permanent collection installed throughout all of the Lanny and Sharon Martin Galleries. Spanning the artist’s 60-year career, this presentation features approximately 35 paintings, 35 works on paper, and a sculpture by Still. The mostly chronological narrative begins in the 1920s with traditional landscape subjects and Depression-era figure studies that transform into quasi-abstractions. These culminate with Still’s groundbreaking wartime abstractions and monumental late paintings that show the artist at the height of his powers.

PH-623 (Prairie Winter), 1929–30. Oil on canvas, 28 x 36 in. (71.1 x 91.4 cm) © City and County of Denver / ARS, NY.

Clyfford Still, PHX-44, 1947. Oil on canvas, 77 1/8 x 69 1/2 in. (195.8 x 176.5 cm) © City and County of Denver / ARS, NY

PH-401, 1957

PH-401, 1957. Oil on canvas, 113 x 155 in. © City and County of Denver / ARS, NY

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