The Mountaineer

Eugene Speicher (American, Buffalo, New York 1883–1962 Woodstock, New York)

Oil on canvas
52 x 42 in. (132.1 x 106.7 cm)
Credit Line:
Bequest of Stephen C. Clark, 1960
Accession Number:
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Signed (left center): Eugene Speicher

  • Exhibition History

    American Federation of the Arts travelling exhibition. The Figure in 20th Century American Art. Selections from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Jacksonville Art Museum, Florida: February 9 - April 14, 1985; Oklahoma Museum of Art, Oklahoma City: May 5 - June 30, 1985; National Academy of Design, New York: June 14 - September 1, 1985; Terra Museum of American Art, Evanston, IL: September 22 - November 10, 1985; Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, December 1, 1985 - January 19, 1986; Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, CO: February 9 - March 30, 1986; Minnesota Museum of Art, Saint Paul: April 20 - June 8, 1986. Discussion on page 150, illustrated p. 151.

    MMA Three Centuries of American Painting, 1965 [checklist arranged alphabetically].

    New York. Brooklyn Museum. Face of America, 1957, fig. 40 (listed with incorrect illus.), no. 87 (listed, dated 1929).

    Buffalo, Albright Art Gallery, Eugene Speicher, c. 1950, p. 16, no. 9 (listed; dated 1929) p. 3 (ill.)

    New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, April 19 - April 27, 1941,"Contemporary Painting in the United States". Checklist number 148, lent by Stephen C. Clark

    New York, Museum of Modern Art. La Pintura Contemporanea Norteamericana [circulating exhibition], 1941, p. 99 (ill.)

    Andover. Addison Gallery of American Art. American Paintings from the Collection of Stephen C. Clark, 1940, p. 14 (ill., dated 1929).

    Chicago. The Art Institute of Chicago. A Century of Progress Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture, 1934, p. 83, no. 689 (listed; lent by Clark)

    St. Louis. City Art Museum of St. Louis. 26th Annual Exhibition of Paintings by American Artists, 1932, no. 101 (lent by Clark).

  • References

    Mather, Frank J. Eugene Speicher, New York, 1931, p. 18, (ill., dated 1929; collection of Stephen Clark).

    American Artists Group. Eugene Speicher, New york, 1945, unpgd. (ill.)

    MMA. American Painting in the Twentieth Century, by Henry Geldzahler [c. 1965], p. 85 (ill., discussed), p. 224 (short biography of the artist).

  • See also
    In the Museum
    Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History