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About This Artwork
Train Station, 1935
Oil on cardboard
20 x 36 cm (8 x 14 in.)
Signed lower right: Walter W. Ellison
Signed lower right (vertically on suitcase): W W E
Charles M. Kurtz Charitable Trust and Barbara Neff Smith and Solomon Byron Smith funds; through prior gifts of Florence Jane Adams, Mr. and Mrs. Carter H. Harrison, and the estate of Celia Schmidt, 1990.134
Chicago, 1418 Lake Shore Drive, Chicago No-Jury Society of Artists, Inc., Twelfth Annual Exhibition, June 13-27, 1936, cat. 98, as R. R. Station, Macon, Ga.
Art Institute of Chicago, New Acquisitions: Early American Modernist Painting, June 25-November 25, 1990, no cat.
Art Institute of Chicago, Telling Images: Stories in Art, September 1996-June 1999, ill. p. 38.
Art Institute of Chicago, A Century of Collecting: African American Art in the Art Institute of Chicago, February 15-May 18, 2003, no cat.
Chicago, Terra Museum of American Art, Chicago Modern, 1893-1945: Pursuit of the New, July 17-October 31, 2004, cat. 30.
Art Institute of Chicago, They Seek a City: Chicago and the Art of Migration, 1910-1950, March 3-June 3, 2013, cat. 64.
Derrick Joshua Beard Fine Arts, Opening Exhibition, November 30-December 2, 1990, fig. 9. [This is an exhibition catalogue, but Train Station was not shown.]
Andrea D. Barnwell and Kirsten P. Buick, “A Portfolio of Works by African American Artists Continuing the Dialogue: A Work in Progress,” Art Institute of Chicago Museum Studies 24, 2 (1999), pp. 186, 193-94, cat 5, ill.
Judith A. Barter et al., "American Modernism at the Art Institute of Chicago, From World War I to 1955," (Art Institute of Chicago/Yale University Press, 2009), cat. 103.
"Paintings at the Art Institute of Chicago, Highlights of the Collection," (Art Institute of Chicago/Yale University Press, 2017) p. 122.
Irwin Weinberg. Sold by Galerie Americana to the Art Institute of Chicago, 1990.