The Grand Artificer, Young and Old (James Joyce)

James McGarrell, American, 1930 - 2020



Oil on canvas (two panels)

Panel: 81 × 61 3/4 in. (205.7 × 156.8 cm)

Overall: 81 × 123 3/16 in. (205.7 × 312.9 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Miriam H. and S. Sidney Stoneman Acquisitions Fund and the Julia L. Whittier Fund



Place Made: United States, North America


20th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Inscribed, on right diptych panel, on reverse, in black marker: THE GRAND ARTIFACER [sic]/ YOUNG AND OLD (JOYCE)/ signed, in black marker: James McGarrell / 1992-93. Inscribed, on left diptych panel, in black marker: J McG

Course History

WRIT 5, Expository Writing, William Craig, Winter 2014

Exhibition History

In Residence: Contemporary Art at Dartmouth, William B. Jaffe and Evelyn A. Jaffe Hall Galleries, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 18-July 6, 2014.

James McGarrell, Artist-in-Residence, Spring 1993, Jaffe-Friede Gallery, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 16-April 25, 1993.

Publication History

James McGarrell, "Some Notes by the Artist," in James McGarrell: Ten Years of Big Paintings with Smaller Canvases and Works on Paper (Springfield, Mo: Springfield Art Museum, 1994), pp. 6-7.

Michael R. Taylor and Gerald Auten, In Residence: Contemporary Artists at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2013, ill. p. 84, no. 73


The artist, Newbury, Vermont; sold to present collection, 2013.

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