About This Artwork

Albert Gleizes
French, 1881-1953

Composition, 1920

Gouache, over traces of graphite on cream wove paper
278 x 157 mm
Signed recto, lower right corner, in brush and black watercolor (ink?): "ALB.GLEIZES.20"

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Shapiro, 1992.226

© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Chicago, The Museum of Contemporary Art, "Selections from the Joseph Randall Shapiro Collection," December 20, 1969–February 1, 1970, cat. 93.

The Art Institute of Chicago, "The Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Randall Shapiro Collection," February 23–April 14, 1985, p. 110, cat. 61.

The Art Institute of Chicago, "An Irrational Act: Gifts of Surrealist Works on Paper from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Randall Shapiro," December 15, 1992-April 18, 1993, p. 11, fog. 11.

Ownership History

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Shapiro, by 1969 [Chicago 1969]; given to the Art Institute, 1992.




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