Triad-Brilliant (Triad-Brilliant, Passaic River)

Oscar F. Bluemner, American (born Germany), 1867 - 1938



Oil on plywood panel

Panel: 23 × 30 in. (58.4 × 76.2 cm)

Frame: 31 5/16 × 38 3/8 × 1 3/4 in. (79.5 × 97.4 × 4.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through a gift from Evelyn A. and William B. Jaffe, Class of 1964H, by exchange



Place Made: United States, North America


20th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Signed, lower left corner in dark red paint: BL[combined]UM[combined, with umlaut]ER[combined]

Exhibition History

Cubism and Its Aftershocks, Citrin Family Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 26, 2019-February 16, 2020.

In Search of the Present: The American Prophets, no. 71, illus., Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida.

New Landscape Paintings by Oscar F. Bluemner: Compositions for Color Themes, no. 11, Marie Harriman Gallery, New York, New York, 1935.

Oscar Bluemner: Paintings, Drawings, no. 66, illus., as Triad-Brilliant, Passaic River Hills, New York Cultural Center in association with Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, New Jersey, 1969–70.

Oscar Florianus Bluemner, no. 18, University of Minnesota, The University Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1939.

Publication History

John R. Stomberg, The Hood Now: Art and Inquiry at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, 2019, p. 152, ill. plate no. 83.


The artist; to his son Robert Bluemner (1897-1973), New York, New York, 1938; to Hirschl & Adler Galleries, Inc., New York, New York, 1968; to Barbara Mathes Gallery, New York, New York; to The Regis Collection, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1978; Gerald Peters Gallery, New York, New York, 2000; to a private collection, California, 2000; to Christie's, New York, New York, December 5, 2002, lot 142 (not sold); to Casper Fine Arts & Appraisals, New York, New York; to a private collection, New York, New York; with Menconi +Schoelkopf, New York, New York; sold to present collection, 2017.

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