The Elevated

José Clemente Orozco, Mexican, 1883 - 1949


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Oil on canvas

Overall: 20 1/2 × 24 1/2 in. (52.1 × 62.2 cm)

Frame: 25 1/2 × 29 3/4 in. (64.8 × 75.6 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Given in memory of Margaret W. and Leonard M. Rieser by their children, Leonard, William, Lawrence, and Catherine, through a bequest of Leonard M. Rieser

© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SOMAAP, Mexico City



Place Made: Mexico, North America


20th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Signed, lower left: J. C. Orozco

Course History

ARTH 71, The "American Century": Modern Art in the United States, Mary Coffey, Winter 2015

ARTH 71, The "American Century": Modern Art in the United States. Mary Coffey, Winter 2015

Exhibition History

Art Students’ League, New York, New York, 1929, no. 21 or 22 (?).

Downtown Gallery, New York, New York, 1929 (?).

Downtown Gallery, New York, New York, 1931, no. 3 or 4 (?).

Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, November 11, 2013-June 2, 2014.

José Clemente Orozco in the United States, 1927–1934, fig. 64 (no cat. no.); San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California, March 9–May 19, 2002; Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 8–December 15, 2002; Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, January 25-April 13, 2003.

La Porte, 1934, no. 4 (?)

Publication History

Mello, Renato González and Diane Miliotes, eds. José Clemente Orozco in the United States, 1927–1934. Hanover, NH: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College in association with W.W. Norton & Co., New York, 2002, pp. 15, 79, 80, 287, illus. in color, p. 79, fig. 64.

Donald Albrecht and Thomas Mellins, eds., Mexico Modern: Art, Commerce, and Cultural Exchanged, 1920–1945, Munich: Hirmer Publishers in association with the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin and the Museum of the City of New York, 2017, ill. p. 87.


Delphic Studios, New York; Leonard M. (1893–1959) and Margaret W. Rieser (1896/7–1978), Highland Park, Ill., date unknown; Margaret W. Rieser, from the death of her husband in 1959 to 1978; by descent to her son Leonard M. Rieser (1922–1998), Norwich, Vermont, 1978–1998; to his wife (lifetime interest), Rosemary Litttledale Rieser (1922–2012), Norwich, Vermont, 1998–2012; bequeathed to present collection from Leonard M. Rieser, 2013.

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