Staff Pick 2021, chosen by Cecilia Christman, Gallery Assistant: "At only fourteen years of age, John F. Folinsbee (1892-1972) contracted polio, which left him paralyzed from the waist down and wheel-chair bound for the rest of his life. This did not, however, impede him from pursuing a successful artistic career and traveling abroad. In 1926, Folinsbee went to France to study the post-impressionist style of Cezanne. Folinsbee spent his months-long French sojourn in Bourré, a quaint village along the Doubs River, which he includes in the left middle ground of Bourré Gardens, France. I am drawn to this scene by Folinsbee’s expert layering of colorful strokes that imbues the landscape with an ethereal atmosphere. This impressionistic painting was recently exhibited at the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. "
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(on crossbar in pencil) Oil Painting John Folinsbee
1). Artist: Folinsbee, John F. Reg. No. 18502 C / Title: “Bourre” Size: 24 x 30 / Newman Galleries
2). Ogunquit Museum of American Art / Loan / The Art of John Folinsbee / July 1 – August 21, 2001
3). Exhibit #29. / Bourré / Oil 24” x 30”
1). Cook, Peter G. John Folinsbee. New York: Kubaba Books, 1994, p. 79, color ill., (incorrect size listed)
2). Jensen, Kirsten M. Folinsbee Considered. Hudson Hills Press, 2013, p. 72, color ill. p. 250, cat entry.
1). The Paintings of John Folinsbee, New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, New Jersey, October 30, 1982 – January 9, 1983, no. 19
2). John Folinsbee Retrospective, Washington Art Association, Washington, Connecticut, 1984, no. 9
3). John Folinsbee: Another View, Newman Galleries, Philadelphia, April 8 – 30, 1994, no. 29, as Bourré
4). The Art of John Folinsbee, Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Ogunquit, Maine, July – August 2001, no. 11
5). The Artist in the Garden, The James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, February 7 – August 9, 2015, as Bourré Gardens