Catalogue entry

Bernard Perlin born 1918

N05956 Orthodox Boys 1948

Inscribed 'Bernard Perlin 1948' b.l.
Tempera on millboard, 30 x 40 (76 x 102)
Presented by Lincoln Kirstein through the ICA 1950
Prov: With M. Knoedler, New York (purchased from the artist 1948); Lincoln Kirstein, New York, 1948
Exh: Bernard Perlin, Knoedler, New York, May-June 1948 (6); Painting in the United States 1949, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, October-December 1949 (35, repr.); Artists under 35 Years of Age, Metropolitan Museum, New York, March-April 1950 (no catalogue); Symbolic Realism in American Painting, ICA, London, July-August 1950 (21, repr.); XXVIII Biennale, Venice, June-October 1956 (US pavilion 35, repr. in special catalogue American Artists paint the City, pl.14); American Artists paint the City, Art Institute of Chicago, January-March 1957 (works not numbered, repr. pl.14)
Repr: Art News, XLVII, June-August 1948, p.51; Architectural Review, CVIII, 1950, p.206

Orthodox Jewish boys on the platform at Canal Street subway stop, New York City. The green wall is the back of a newspaper kiosk (letter from the artist, 26 August 1952).

Published in:
Ronald Alley, Catalogue of the Tate Gallery's Collection of Modern Art other than Works by British Artists, Tate Gallery and Sotheby Parke-Bernet, London 1981, p.584, reproduced p.584