John Steuart Curry

(American, 1897–1946)

coyotes stealing a pig by john steuart curry

John Steuart Curry

Coyotes Stealing a Pig, 1927

elephants by john steuart curry

John Steuart Curry

Elephants, 1936

john brown by john steuart curry

John Steuart Curry

John Brown, 1939

male nude by john steuart curry

John Steuart Curry

Male Nude, ca. 1926–1927

portrait of justin sturm by john steuart curry

John Steuart Curry

Portrait of Justin Sturm, 1936

stallion and jack fighting by john steuart curry

John Steuart Curry

Stallion and Jack Fighting, 1943

study for prize stallions by john steuart curry

John Steuart Curry

Study for Prize Stallions, 1937

the battle of the amazons (also

John Steuart Curry

The Battle of the Amazons (also "Amazon's Battle"), 1926–1927

the prairie fire by john steuart curry

John Steuart Curry

The Prairie Fire, 1940

Biography

Timeline

1897
Born in Dunavant, KS
1916 - 1918
Attended the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1916
Attended the Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
1918
Attended Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA
1919
Began studying in the studio of Harvey Dunn, Tenafly, NJ
1926
Spent a year studying with the Russian Academician Vasily Shukhayev in Paris, France
1936
Artist in Residence, Agricultural College, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
1946
Died in Madison, WI

Exhibitions

2009
After Many Springs, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA
1998
John Steuart Curry: Inventing the Middle West, M. H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, CA (solo)
1979 - 1980
100 Artists 100 Years: Alumni of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Centennial Exhibition, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1970
John Steuart Curry: A Retrospective Exhibition, University of Kansas Museum of Art, Topeka, KS (solo)
1969
John Steuart Curry, Madison Art Center, Madison, WI (solo)
1956
John Steuart Curry: A Retrospective Exhibition, Joe and Emily Lowe Art Center, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY (solo)
1951
The 75th Anniversary Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture by 75 Artists associated with the Art Students League of New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
1944
Romantic Painting in America, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
1931
John Steuart Curry: Recent Paintings, Ferargil Galleries, New York, NY (solo)

Public Collections

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY