About This Artwork

Ivan Albright
American, 1897–1983

The Temptation of St. Anthony, 1944/45

Oil on canvas
127 x 152.4 cm (50 x 60 in.)
Signed lower right: Ivan Le Lorraine Albright

Gift of Ivan Albright, 1977.22

© The Art Institute of Chicago.

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Organized by American Federation of Arts, "Bel Ami International Exhibition," New York, Knoedler's, July-September 1946; traveled to Washington D.C., Crosby Gallery of Modern Art, October 10-24, 1946; Boston, Stuart Art Gallery, November 1946;Chicago, Associated American Artists, February 4-16, 1947; Brussels, June 1947.

Art Institute of Chicago, "52nd Annual Exhibition by Artists of Chicago and Vicinity," June 17-August 15, 1948, cat. 3.

Pittsburgh, Carnegie Institute, "Painting in the United States," October 14-December 12, 1948, cat. 29.

Chicago, Associated American Artists, 1948.

New York, Whitney Museum, "Annual Exhibition of American Contemporary Painting," November 10-December 31, 1950, cat. 2.

San Francisco Museum of Art, "Expressionism," 1956; traveled to Minneapolis, Walker Art Center.

Art Institute of Chicago, "Ivan Albright: A Retrospective," October 30, 1964-December 27, 1965; traveled to New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, February 3-March 21, 1965, cat. 30.

New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, "Human Concerns/Personal Torment: the Grotesque in American Art," October 14-November 30, 1969; traveled to Berkeley, University of California, University Art Museum, January 20-March 1, 1970, cat. 2.

Hanover, New Hampshire, Dartmouth College, Hopkins Center, 1975-76.

Art Institute of Chicago, "Works by Ivan Albright from the Collection," October 21-December 10, 1978, cat. 23.

Cologne, Germany, "Bel Ami International Art Competition," May 30-August 16, 1981.

Munich, Germany, Haus der Kunst, "Amerikanische Malerei 1930-1980," November 14, 1981-January 31, 1982, cat. 108.

New York, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, "Memorial Exhibition of Deceased Members," November 18-December 15, 1985, cat. 1.

Chicago, Richard L. Feigen & Co., "The Art of the Grotesque and Fantastic," February 4-March 31, 1987.

Art Institute of Chicago, "Ivan Albright: Magic Realist," February 20-May 11, 1997; traveled to New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, June 10-September 7, 1997.

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