Publications
Title: Young Woman in Green
Date: c.1915
Artist: William J. Glackens
American, 1870–1938
Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions:
25 x 30 in. (63.5 x 76.2 cm)
framed: 34 1/4 x 39 1/4 in. (87 x 99.7 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Glackens
Object Number: 230:1966
Current Location: On View, Gallery 334
Notes:
In this work, William J. Glackens juxtaposes dark green and bright orange, employing both hues to render the skin tone of his model. Late in his career, Glackens favored light colors and feathery brushwork reminiscent of the paintings of French Impressionist Pierre Auguste Renoir. The soft brushstrokes seem well suited to the plush cushion, downy blanket, and hat plume, as well as to the dreamy mood of the model.
Signed: l.r., in red-orange paint: W. Glackens
Provenance
- 1966
Ira and Nancy Glackens, Washington D.C., USA [1]

1966 -
Saint Louis Art Museum, given by Mr. and Mrs. Ira Glackens [2]


Notes:
[1] Mr. and Mrs. Ira Glackens are listed as the lenders of this painting to a 1966 exhibition organized by the Museum ["William Glackens in Retrospect." St. Louis: City Art Museum of Saint Louis, 1966, cat. no. 46]. Correspondence with the artist's son, Ira Glackens, indicate his gift to the Museum of this painting [letter dated December 1, 1966; letter dated January 4, 1967, SLAM document files].

[2] Minutes of the Administrative Board of Control and Associate Members of the Board of Control of the City Art Museum, December 15, 1966.
Exhibition History
Title: William Glackens in Retrospect
Date: November 18, 1966 - June 11, 1967
Venue: City Art Museum of Saint Louis
Venue: National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution
Venue: Whitney Museum of American Art
Title: American Art in St. Louis: Paintings, Watercolors and Drawings Privately Owned
Date: October 24 - November 30, 1969
Venue: City Art Museum of Saint Louis
Title: Impressionism Reflected: American Art 1890-1920
Date: May 8, 1982 – June 27, 1982
Venue: Saint Louis Art Museum
Publication History
Title: American Impressionist Paintings
Periodical Title: The Saint Louis Art Museum Bulletin
Author: Marie Louise Kane
Publisher: Saint Louis Art Museum
Title: Accessions of American and Canadian Museums, July - September, 1970
Periodical Title: The Art Quarterly
Edition: Spring
Year Published: 1968
Title: Impressionism Reflected: American Art 1890-1920
Publisher: Boatmen's National Bank
Title: The St. Louis Art Museum: Handbook of the Collections
Publisher: Saint Louis Art Museum
Title: Among Recent Acquisitions
Periodical Title: Bulletin of the City Art Museum of Saint Louis
Publisher: Saint Louis Art Museum
Title: Painting: A Reporter of Innocence
Periodical Title: Time
Edition: December 2
Year Published: 1966
Title: William Glackens in Retrospect
Author: Charles E. Buckley
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