The Plainsman

John Steuart Curry, American, 1897 - 1946



Lithograph on wove Rives paper


Image: 15 11/16 × 9 5/8 in. (39.9 × 24.5 cm)

Sheet: 18 × 14 1/16 in. (45.7 × 35.7 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Julia L. Whittier Fund and the Guernsey Center Moore 1904 Memorial Fund



George C. Miller


Associated American Artists, New York


Place Made: United States, North America


20th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Signed, on stone, lower right: JSC 45; titled, in graphite, lower left margin: The Plainsman; signed, in graphite, lower right margin: John Steuart Curry; reverse, stamped, in black ink, lower left: DARTMOUTH COLLEGE / DEPT. OF ART AND / ARCHAEOLOGY; Watermark, upper left: Rives;

Course History

HIST 6, NAS 30, History of the American West, Ben Madley, Winter 2012

Exhibition History

Images of the West: Selections from the Permanent Collection, MALS 190, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, July 15-August 28, 1994.

Looking for America: Prints of Rural Life from the 1930's and 1940's, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, December 3, 1994-March 5, 1995.

This Land: American Engagement with the Natural World, Rush Family Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 5–April 11, 2022.

Publication History

Barbara J. MacAdam, Looking for America: Prints of Rural Life from the 1930s and 1940s, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1994, listed no. 17.


Associated American Artists, New York; sold to present collection, 1945.

Catalogue Raisonne

Cole 40; Czestochowski C-42

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