About This Artwork

Charles Green Shaw
American, 1892-1974

Wrigley's, 1937

Oil on canvas
76.2 x 114.3 cm (30 x 45 in.)
Signed l.r.: Shaw

Restricted gift of the Alsdorf Foundation, 1978.417

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

New York, Washburn Gallery, Charles Shaw: Work from 1935 to 1942, Dec. 2, 1975-Jan. 10, 1976. [works in show are not listed, nor is Wrigley's illustrated, but the Judith Tannenbaum article in Arts Magazine confirms that it was in this show.]

Ridgefield, Conn. Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Charles Shaw, June 25-Aug. 7, 1977, no cat.

New York, Grey Art Gallery, New York University, The Park Avenue Cubists: The Work of Gallatin, Morris, Frelinghuysen, and Shaw, Jan. 14-Mar. 29, 2003; traveled to Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Apr. 22-July 31, 2003, and Gainesville, Florida, Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, Sept. 2-Nov. 30, 2003.

Art Institute of Chicago, "America After the Fall: Painting in the 1930s," June 5-September 18, 2016; travels to Paris, Musee de l'Orangerie, October 15, 2016-January 30, 2017; London, Royal Academy, February 25-June 4, 2017, cat. 42.

Publication History

Judith Tannenbaum, "Charles Shaw," Arts Magazine 50, 6 (Feb. 1976), p. 15.

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. 113.

Ownership History

Collection of the artist; bequeathed to Charles H. Carpenter, New Canaan, CT, 1974; [Washburn Gallery, c. 1974–1978], sold to the Art Institute of Chicago, 1978.




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