The Conversation

Bernard Childs, American, 1910 - 1985

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1963

Oil, sand, and graphite on canvas

Overall: 45 11/16 × 34 5/8 in. (116 × 88 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Judith Childs

2011.18

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

20th century

Object Name

Painting

Classification

Painting

Not on view

Inscription

Signed and dated, lower right: Childs 63; inscribed in green ballpoint pen on reverse, along edge of excess canvas folded over top of stretcher: "THE CONVERSATION" 1963 B. Childs- (50 F [?]); inscribed in blue ballpoint pen on reverse, along edge of excess canvas folded over top of stretcher: This painting "The Conversation (1963) is a gift to my wife, Judith Childs- / Bernard Childs 1968 /Bernard Childs / April 1965 [8?]

Exhibition History

Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, New York, "Bernard Childs: Paintings / Prints / Images in Light," July 26-October 31, 1969.

Publication History

Bernard Childs: Paintings / Prints / Images in Light (Mountainville, New York: Storm King Art Center, 1969.

Provenance

The artist (1910-1985); given to Judith Childs (wife), New York, New York, 1968 [or 1965]; given to present collection, 2011.

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