About This Artwork

Ivan Albright
American, 1897–1983

Portrait of Mary Block, 1955/57

Oil on canvas
99.4 × 76.2 cm (39 1/8 × 30 in.)
Signed lower left: Ivan Albright

Gift of Mary and Leigh Block, 1959.7

© The Art Institute of Chicago.

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Art Institute of Chicago, "The Artist Looks at People," November 13, 1958-January 11, 1959, no cat.

Art Institute of Chicago, "Ivan Albright Retrospective Exhibition," October 30-December 27, 1964; traveled to New York, Whitney Museum, February 3-March 21, 1965, cat. 39, ill. p. 51.

Art Institute of Chicago, "Works by Ivan Albright from the Collection," October 21-December 10, cat. 28.

Evanston, Terra Museum of American Art, "Woman," February 18-April 22, 1984.

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.

Ownership History

Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Leigh Block; given to the Art institute, 1959.

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