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Self-Portrait, 1926–27, oil on canvas, 19 1/2 x 14 1/4 in. (49.5 x 36.2 cm). Art Institute of Chicago, Lindy and Edwin Bergman Collection, 2018.293. Photo: © The Art Institute of Chicago. [AGCR: P010]

Landscape, c. 1926–27, oil on canvas, 18 1/8 x 22 in. (46 x 55.9 cm). Private collection. [AGCR: P009]

Still Life, c. 1926–27, oil on canvas, 20 x 24 in. (50.8 x 61 cm). Private collection. [AGCR: P011]

Pears, Peaches, Pitcher, c. 1926–27, oil on canvas, 17 3/8 x 23 3/8 in. (44.1 x 59.4 cm). Private collection. [AGCR: P015]

Untitled, c. 1927–28, charcoal on paper, 19 x 24 7/8 in. (48.3 x 63.2 cm). Private collection. Photo: Jerry L. Thompson. [AGCR: D0011a]

Greek Torso, c. 1928–29, oil on canvas, 36 1/8 x 46 in. (91.8 x 116.8 cm). San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. David McCulloch, 85.394. Photo: Katherine Du Tiel. [AGCR: P068]

Composition of Forms on Table, 1928–29, oil on canvas, 33 x 43 in. (83.8 x 109.2 cm). Collection of the Honorable Joseph P. Carroll and Dr. Roberta Carroll. Photo: Joshua Nefsky. [AGCR: P074]

Composition No. 3, c. 1929–30, oil on canvas, 33 1/2 x 23 1/2 in. (85.1 x 59.7 cm). Private collection. [AGCR: P078]

Blue Figure in Chair, c. 1934–35, oil on canvas, 48 x 38 in. (121.9 x 96.5 cm). Private collection. [AGCR: P130]

Nighttime, Enigma, and Nostalgia: Fish and Head, c. 1931, graphite pencil on paper, 21 3/8 x 30 1/8 in. (54.3 x 76.5 cm). Private collection. [AGCR: D0181]

Nighttime, Enigma, and Nostalgia: Fish and Head, c. 1932, ink on paper, 20 1/8 x 28 3/4 in. (51.1 x 73 cm). Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., Joseph H. Hirshhorn Purchase Fund, 00.6. Photo: Alex Jamison; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. [AGCR: D0187]

Nighttime, Enigma, and Nostalgia: Écorché, c. 1932, ink on paper, 26 1/16 x 34 1/8 in. (66.2 x 86.7 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; 50th Anniversary Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin A. Bergman 80.54b. [AGCR: D0130a]

Nighttime, Enigma, and Nostalgia: Enigma, c. 1932–34, ink and graphite pencil on paper, 22 x 28 5/16 in. (55.9 x 71.9 cm). National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Ailsa Mellon Bruce Fund and Andrew W. Mellon Fund, 1979.21.1. Photo: Courtesy the National Gallery of Art, Washington. [AGCR: D0176]

Nighttime, Enigma, and Nostalgia, c. 1934–36, ink, ink wash, and graphite pencil on paper 17 1/2 x 23 in. (44.4 x 58.4 cm). Private collection. [AGCR: D0462]

Portrait of Vartoosh, 1933–34, oil on canvas, 20 1/4 x 15 1/8 in. (51.4 x 38.4 cm). Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 66.2148. Photo: Alex Jamison; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. [AGCR: P111]

Portrait of Myself and My Imaginary Wife, 1933–34, oil on cardboard, 8 5/8 x 14 1/4 in. (21.9 x 36.2 cm). Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 66.2150. [AGCR: P108]

Portrait of Jacob Kainen, c. 1934–37, oil on canvas, 22 x 18 in. (55.9 x 45.7 cm). Private collection. Photo: Alex Delfanne. [AGCR: P116]

Drawing for Man's Conquest of the Air, Aviation Building, 1939 New York World's Fair, c. 1938–39, gouache and graphite pencil on paper, 5 7/8 x 23 7/8 in. (14.9 x 60.6 cm). Private collection. [AGCR: D0636]

Mechanics of Flying, 1936–37, oil on canvas, 77 x 121 in. (195.6 x 307.3 cm). On extended loan to the Newark Museum of Art from the collection of The Port Authority of NY & NJ (L1.1983.1). [AGCR: P141v]

Mechanics of Flying, 1936–37, oil on canvas, 111 x 136 in. (281.9 x 345.4 cm). On extended loan to the Newark Museum of Art from the collection of The Port Authority of NY & NJ (L.1.1983.2). [AGCR: P141w]

Portrait of My Mother, c. 1936, charcoal on laid paper, 24 13/16 x 19 1/8 in. (63 x 48.6 cm). Art Institute of Chicago. Worcester Sketch Fund, 1965.510. Photo: © The Art Institute of Chicago. [AGCR: D0663]

The Artist and His Mother, c. 1926–36, oil on canvas, 60 x 50 in. (152.4 x 127 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Gift of Julien Levy for Maro and Natasha Gorky in memory of their father 50.17. [AGCR: P115]

The Artist and His Mother, c. 1926–42, oil on canvas, 60 x 50 in. (152.4 x 127 cm). National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Ailsa Mellon Bruce Fund, 1979.13.1. Photo: Courtesy the National Gallery of Art, Washington. [AGCR: P114]

Xhorkom, 1936, oil on canvas, 36 x 48 in. (91.4 x 121.9 cm). Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; Sarah Norton Goodyear Fund and Partial Gift of David K. Anderson to the Martha Jackson Collection at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1999 (1999:8). Image courtesy Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Photograph by Tom Loonan and Brenda Bieger. [AGCR: P148]

Organization No. 2, 1936–37, oil on canvas, 28 x 36 in. (71.1 x 91.4 cm). Private collection. [AGCR: P175]

Oil Painting, 1938, oil on canvas, 29 1/4 x 40 1/8 in. (74.3 x 101.9 cm). Private collection. [AGCR: P216]

Garden in Sochi, c. 1940–41, oil on canvas, 25 1/4 x 29 1/8 in. (64.1 x 74 cm). Private collection. [AGCR: P247]

Garden in Sochi, 1941, oil on canvas, 44 1/4 x 62 1/4 in. (112.4 x 158.1 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Purchase Fund and gift of Mr. and Mrs. Wolfgang S. Schwabacher (by exchange), 335.1942. Digital Image © The Museum of Modern Art/Licensed by SCALA / Art Resource, NY. [AGCR: P248]

Painting, c. 1941–42, oil on canvas, 20 x 24 in. (50.8 x 61 cm). Private collection. [AGCR: P250]

Flowers, c. 1938–42, oil on canvas, 8 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. (21.6 x 26.7 cm). Private collection. [AGCR: P231]

Flowers, c. 1938–42, oil on canvas, 22 x 18 1/4 in. (55.9 x 46.4 cm). Private collection. [AGCR: P234]

Vase of Flowers, c. 1942, graphite pencil and crayon on paper, 10 1/8 x 6 7/8 in. (25.7 x 17.5 cm). Private collection. [AGCR: D1040]

Carnival, 1943, crayon and graphite pencil on paper, 20 x 27 in. (50.8 x 68.6 cm). Collection Jack and Frances Levy, New York. Photo: Jerry L. Thompson. [AGCR: D1008]

Untitled, 1943, crayon and graphite pencil on paper, 20 3/4 x 27 7/16 in. (52.7 x 69.7 cm). Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. Gift of Rook McCulloch, 77.2332. [AGCR: D0999]

Composition I, 1943, ink, crayon, and graphite pencil on paper, 18 1/2 x 24 1/2 in. (47 x 62.2 cm). Private collection. Photo: © 2017 Christie’s Images Ltd. [AGCR: D1331]

Waterfall, 1943, oil on canvas, 38 1/8 x 25 1/8 in. (96.8 x 63.8 cm). Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 66.2153. Photo: Cathy Carver; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. [AGCR: P262]

The Liver is the Coxcomb, 1944, oil on canvas, 73 1/4 x 98 3/8 in. (186.1 x 249.9 cm). Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; Gift of Seymour H. Knox, Jr., 1956 (K1956:4). Image courtesy Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Photograph by Tom Loonan and Brenda Bieger. [AGCR: P281]

Untitled, 1944, oil on canvas, 65 3/4 x 70 3/16 in. (167 x 178.2 cm). Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice (Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York), 76.2553 PG 152. Photo: David Heald. [AGCR: P285]

One Year The Milkweed, 1944, oil on canvas, 37 1/16 x 46 15/16 in. (94.1 x 119.3 cm). National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Ailsa Mellon Bruce Fund, 1979.13.2. [AGCR: P279]

How My Mother's Embroidered Apron Unfolds in My Life, 1944, oil on canvas, 40 x 45 1/16 in. (101.6 x 114.5 cm). Seattle Art Museum. Gift of the Virginia and Bagley Wright Collection, 74.40. [AGCR: P296]

Scent of Apricots, 1944, oil on canvas, 31 x 44 in. (78.7 x 111.8 cm). Private collection. Photo: Genevieve Hanson. [AGCR: P274]

Untitled, 1944, graphite pencil and crayon on paper, 19 x 24 in. (48.3 x 61 cm). The Menil Collection, Houston, Anonymous gift in memory of Marion Barthelme, 2011-042. Photo: Paul Hester; The Menil Collection, Houston. [AGCR: D1117]

Untitled, 1944, graphite pencil and crayon on lavender-edged paper, 20 x 26 1/4 in. (50.8 x 66.7 cm). Private collection. Photo: Jerry L. Thompson. [AGCR: D1061]

Virginia Landscape, 1944, graphite pencil and crayon on paper, 19 x 25 in. (48.3 x 63.5 cm). Private collection. [AGCR: D1505]

Virginia Landscape, c. 1944, crayon and graphite pencil on paper, 18 1/2 x 23 5/8 in. (47 x 60 cm). Private collection. [AGCR: D1028]

Untitled, 1944, graphite pencil and crayon on paper, 18 3/4 x 24 3/4 in. (47.6 x 62.9 cm). San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Promised Gift of Pat and Bill Wilson, Hillsborough, California. [AGCR: D1116]

Untitled, c. 1944–45, graphite pencil and crayon on paper, 17 1/8 x 23 5/8 in. (43.5 x 60 cm). Private collection. [AGCR: D1092]

Diary of a Seducer, 1945, oil on canvas, 50 x 62 in. (127 x 157.5 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William A. M. Burden, 340.1985. Digital Image © The Museum of Modern Art/Licensed by SCALA / Art Resource, NY. [AGCR: P300]

From a High Place II, 1946, oil on canvas, 17 x 24 in. (43.2 x 61 cm). Private collection. [AGCR: P312]

Untitled, 1946, graphite pencil and crayon on paper, 19 1/16 x 25 1/8 in. (48.4 x 63.8 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; 50th Anniversary Gift of Edith and Lloyd Goodrich in honor of Juliana Force 82.48. [AGCR: D1262]

Drawing, Pastoral, 1946, graphite pencil and crayon on paper, 23 x 29 in. (58.4 x 73.7 cm). Private collection. [AGCR: D1398]

Untitled, 1946, graphite pencil and crayon on paper, 19 1/8 x 24 7/8 in. (48.6 x 63.2 cm). Private collection. Photo: Jerry L. Thompson. [AGCR: D1288]

Virginia—Summer, 1946, graphite pencil and crayon on laid paper, 18 15/16 x 24 3/8 in. (48.1 x 61.9 cm). The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Museum purchase funded by Oveta Culp Hobby, 92.424. [AGCR: D1440]

Composition II, 1946, graphite pencil and crayon on laid paper, 18 7/8 x 25 3/16 in. (47.9 x 64 cm). The Baltimore Museum of Art: Nelson and Juanita Greif Gutman Collection, BMA 1967.20. Photo: Mitro Hood. [AGCR: D1459]

Drawing, Agony, c. 1946–47, graphite pencil and crayon on paper, 22 1/2 x 28 1/2 in. (57.2 x 72.4 cm). Private collection. [AGCR: D1338]

Gray Drawing (Pastoral), 1946–47, charcoal and pastel on paper, 50 3/8 x 61 7/16 in. (128 x 156.1 cm). Private collection. [AGCR: D1403]

Drawing, The Plow and the Song, 1946, charcoal, pastel, graphite pencil, and oil on paper mounted on paper, 48 1/16 x 59 3/16 in. (122.1 x 150.3 cm). National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Gift of the Avalon Foundation (1971.58.1). [AGCR: D1059]

Summation, 1947, charcoal, graphite pencil, and pastel on paper mounted on board, 79 5/8 x 101 3/4 in. (202.2 x 258.4 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Nina and Gordon Bunshaft Fund, 234.1969. Digital Image © The Museum of Modern Art/Licensed by SCALA / Art Resource, NY. [AGCR: D1486]

The Betrothal, 1947, oil on canvas, 50 5/8 x 39 1/4 in. (128.6 x 99.7 cm). Yale University Art Gallery. Katharine Ordway Collection, 1980.12.45. Photo: Yale University Art Gallery. [AGCR: P340]

The Plow and the Song, 1947, oil on canvas, 50 1/2 x 62 5/8 in. (128.3 x 159.1 cm). Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio. R.T. Miller Jr. Fund, 1952.16. [AGCR: P316]

Pastoral, c. 1947, oil and graphite pencil on canvas, 44 x 56 in. (111.8 x 142.2 cm). Private collection. Photo: Christopher Burke. [AGCR: P370]

Pastoral, 1947, oil on canvas, 44 x 56 3/4 in. (111.8 x 144.1 cm). Private collection. [AGCR: P347]

The Opaque, 1947, oil on canvas, 34 x 41 in. (86.4 x 104.1 cm). Private collection. [AGCR: P346]

The Limit, 1947, oil on paper mounted on canvas, 50 3/4 x 62 in. (128.9 x 157.5 cm). Private collection. [AGCR: P318]

Summer Snow, 1947, oil on canvas, 30 1/2 x 36 in. (77.5 x 91.4 cm). Private collection. [AGCR: P349]

Agony, 1947, oil on canvas, 40 x 50 1/2 in. (101.6 x 128.3 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. A. Conger Goodyear Fund, 88.1950. Digital Image © The Museum of Modern Art/Licensed by SCALA / Art Resource, NY. [AGCR: P323]

Self-Portrait, 1926–27, oil on canvas, 19 1/2 x 14 1/4 in. (49.5 x 36.2 cm). Art Institute of Chicago, Lindy and Edwin Bergman Collection, 2018.293. Photo: © The Art Institute of Chicago. [AGCR: P010]

Landscape, c. 1926–27, oil on canvas, 18 1/8 x 22 in. (46 x 55.9 cm). Private collection. [AGCR: P009]

Still Life, c. 1926–27, oil on canvas, 20 x 24 in. (50.8 x 61 cm). Private collection. [AGCR: P011]

Pears, Peaches, Pitcher, c. 1926–27, oil on canvas, 17 3/8 x 23 3/8 in. (44.1 x 59.4 cm). Private collection. [AGCR: P015]

Untitled, c. 1927–28, charcoal on paper, 19 x 24 7/8 in. (48.3 x 63.2 cm). Private collection. Photo: Jerry L. Thompson. [AGCR: D0011a]

Greek Torso, c. 1928–29, oil on canvas, 36 1/8 x 46 in. (91.8 x 116.8 cm). San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. David McCulloch, 85.394. Photo: Katherine Du Tiel. [AGCR: P068]

Composition of Forms on Table, 1928–29, oil on canvas, 33 x 43 in. (83.8 x 109.2 cm). Collection of the Honorable Joseph P. Carroll and Dr. Roberta Carroll. Photo: Joshua Nefsky. [AGCR: P074]

Composition No. 3, c. 1929–30, oil on canvas, 33 1/2 x 23 1/2 in. (85.1 x 59.7 cm). Private collection. [AGCR: P078]

Blue Figure in Chair, c. 1934–35, oil on canvas, 48 x 38 in. (121.9 x 96.5 cm). Private collection. [AGCR: P130]

Nighttime, Enigma, and Nostalgia: Fish and Head, c. 1931, graphite pencil on paper, 21 3/8 x 30 1/8 in. (54.3 x 76.5 cm). Private collection. [AGCR: D0181]

Nighttime, Enigma, and Nostalgia: Fish and Head, c. 1932, ink on paper, 20 1/8 x 28 3/4 in. (51.1 x 73 cm). Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., Joseph H. Hirshhorn Purchase Fund, 00.6. Photo: Alex Jamison; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. [AGCR: D0187]

Nighttime, Enigma, and Nostalgia: Écorché, c. 1932, ink on paper, 26 1/16 x 34 1/8 in. (66.2 x 86.7 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; 50th Anniversary Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin A. Bergman 80.54b. [AGCR: D0130a]

Nighttime, Enigma, and Nostalgia: Enigma, c. 1932–34, ink and graphite pencil on paper, 22 x 28 5/16 in. (55.9 x 71.9 cm). National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Ailsa Mellon Bruce Fund and Andrew W. Mellon Fund, 1979.21.1. Photo: Courtesy the National Gallery of Art, Washington. [AGCR: D0176]

Nighttime, Enigma, and Nostalgia, c. 1934–36, ink, ink wash, and graphite pencil on paper 17 1/2 x 23 in. (44.4 x 58.4 cm). Private collection. [AGCR: D0462]

Portrait of Vartoosh, 1933–34, oil on canvas, 20 1/4 x 15 1/8 in. (51.4 x 38.4 cm). Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 66.2148. Photo: Alex Jamison; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. [AGCR: P111]

Portrait of Myself and My Imaginary Wife, 1933–34, oil on cardboard, 8 5/8 x 14 1/4 in. (21.9 x 36.2 cm). Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 66.2150. [AGCR: P108]

Portrait of Jacob Kainen, c. 1934–37, oil on canvas, 22 x 18 in. (55.9 x 45.7 cm). Private collection. Photo: Alex Delfanne. [AGCR: P116]

Drawing for Man's Conquest of the Air, Aviation Building, 1939 New York World's Fair, c. 1938–39, gouache and graphite pencil on paper, 5 7/8 x 23 7/8 in. (14.9 x 60.6 cm). Private collection. [AGCR: D0636]

Mechanics of Flying, 1936–37, oil on canvas, 77 x 121 in. (195.6 x 307.3 cm). On extended loan to the Newark Museum of Art from the collection of The Port Authority of NY & NJ (L1.1983.1). [AGCR: P141v]

Mechanics of Flying, 1936–37, oil on canvas, 111 x 136 in. (281.9 x 345.4 cm). On extended loan to the Newark Museum of Art from the collection of The Port Authority of NY & NJ (L.1.1983.2). [AGCR: P141w]

Portrait of My Mother, c. 1936, charcoal on laid paper, 24 13/16 x 19 1/8 in. (63 x 48.6 cm). Art Institute of Chicago. Worcester Sketch Fund, 1965.510. Photo: © The Art Institute of Chicago. [AGCR: D0663]

The Artist and His Mother, c. 1926–36, oil on canvas, 60 x 50 in. (152.4 x 127 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Gift of Julien Levy for Maro and Natasha Gorky in memory of their father 50.17. [AGCR: P115]

The Artist and His Mother, c. 1926–42, oil on canvas, 60 x 50 in. (152.4 x 127 cm). National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Ailsa Mellon Bruce Fund, 1979.13.1. Photo: Courtesy the National Gallery of Art, Washington. [AGCR: P114]

Xhorkom, 1936, oil on canvas, 36 x 48 in. (91.4 x 121.9 cm). Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; Sarah Norton Goodyear Fund and Partial Gift of David K. Anderson to the Martha Jackson Collection at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1999 (1999:8). Image courtesy Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Photograph by Tom Loonan and Brenda Bieger. [AGCR: P148]

Organization No. 2, 1936–37, oil on canvas, 28 x 36 in. (71.1 x 91.4 cm). Private collection. [AGCR: P175]

Oil Painting, 1938, oil on canvas, 29 1/4 x 40 1/8 in. (74.3 x 101.9 cm). Private collection. [AGCR: P216]

Garden in Sochi, c. 1940–41, oil on canvas, 25 1/4 x 29 1/8 in. (64.1 x 74 cm). Private collection. [AGCR: P247]

Garden in Sochi, 1941, oil on canvas, 44 1/4 x 62 1/4 in. (112.4 x 158.1 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Purchase Fund and gift of Mr. and Mrs. Wolfgang S. Schwabacher (by exchange), 335.1942. Digital Image © The Museum of Modern Art/Licensed by SCALA / Art Resource, NY. [AGCR: P248]

Painting, c. 1941–42, oil on canvas, 20 x 24 in. (50.8 x 61 cm). Private collection. [AGCR: P250]

Flowers, c. 1938–42, oil on canvas, 8 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. (21.6 x 26.7 cm). Private collection. [AGCR: P231]

Flowers, c. 1938–42, oil on canvas, 22 x 18 1/4 in. (55.9 x 46.4 cm). Private collection. [AGCR: P234]

Vase of Flowers, c. 1942, graphite pencil and crayon on paper, 10 1/8 x 6 7/8 in. (25.7 x 17.5 cm). Private collection. [AGCR: D1040]

Carnival, 1943, crayon and graphite pencil on paper, 20 x 27 in. (50.8 x 68.6 cm). Collection Jack and Frances Levy, New York. Photo: Jerry L. Thompson. [AGCR: D1008]

Untitled, 1943, crayon and graphite pencil on paper, 20 3/4 x 27 7/16 in. (52.7 x 69.7 cm). Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. Gift of Rook McCulloch, 77.2332. [AGCR: D0999]

Composition I, 1943, ink, crayon, and graphite pencil on paper, 18 1/2 x 24 1/2 in. (47 x 62.2 cm). Private collection. Photo: © 2017 Christie’s Images Ltd. [AGCR: D1331]

Waterfall, 1943, oil on canvas, 38 1/8 x 25 1/8 in. (96.8 x 63.8 cm). Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 66.2153. Photo: Cathy Carver; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. [AGCR: P262]

The Liver is the Coxcomb, 1944, oil on canvas, 73 1/4 x 98 3/8 in. (186.1 x 249.9 cm). Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; Gift of Seymour H. Knox, Jr., 1956 (K1956:4). Image courtesy Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Photograph by Tom Loonan and Brenda Bieger. [AGCR: P281]

Untitled, 1944, oil on canvas, 65 3/4 x 70 3/16 in. (167 x 178.2 cm). Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice (Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York), 76.2553 PG 152. Photo: David Heald. [AGCR: P285]

One Year The Milkweed, 1944, oil on canvas, 37 1/16 x 46 15/16 in. (94.1 x 119.3 cm). National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Ailsa Mellon Bruce Fund, 1979.13.2. [AGCR: P279]

How My Mother's Embroidered Apron Unfolds in My Life, 1944, oil on canvas, 40 x 45 1/16 in. (101.6 x 114.5 cm). Seattle Art Museum. Gift of the Virginia and Bagley Wright Collection, 74.40. [AGCR: P296]

Scent of Apricots, 1944, oil on canvas, 31 x 44 in. (78.7 x 111.8 cm). Private collection. Photo: Genevieve Hanson. [AGCR: P274]

Untitled, 1944, graphite pencil and crayon on paper, 19 x 24 in. (48.3 x 61 cm). The Menil Collection, Houston, Anonymous gift in memory of Marion Barthelme, 2011-042. Photo: Paul Hester; The Menil Collection, Houston. [AGCR: D1117]

Untitled, 1944, graphite pencil and crayon on lavender-edged paper, 20 x 26 1/4 in. (50.8 x 66.7 cm). Private collection. Photo: Jerry L. Thompson. [AGCR: D1061]

Virginia Landscape, 1944, graphite pencil and crayon on paper, 19 x 25 in. (48.3 x 63.5 cm). Private collection. [AGCR: D1505]

Virginia Landscape, c. 1944, crayon and graphite pencil on paper, 18 1/2 x 23 5/8 in. (47 x 60 cm). Private collection. [AGCR: D1028]

Untitled, 1944, graphite pencil and crayon on paper, 18 3/4 x 24 3/4 in. (47.6 x 62.9 cm). San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Promised Gift of Pat and Bill Wilson, Hillsborough, California. [AGCR: D1116]

Untitled, c. 1944–45, graphite pencil and crayon on paper, 17 1/8 x 23 5/8 in. (43.5 x 60 cm). Private collection. [AGCR: D1092]

Diary of a Seducer, 1945, oil on canvas, 50 x 62 in. (127 x 157.5 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William A. M. Burden, 340.1985. Digital Image © The Museum of Modern Art/Licensed by SCALA / Art Resource, NY. [AGCR: P300]

From a High Place II, 1946, oil on canvas, 17 x 24 in. (43.2 x 61 cm). Private collection. [AGCR: P312]

Untitled, 1946, graphite pencil and crayon on paper, 19 1/16 x 25 1/8 in. (48.4 x 63.8 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; 50th Anniversary Gift of Edith and Lloyd Goodrich in honor of Juliana Force 82.48. [AGCR: D1262]

Drawing, Pastoral, 1946, graphite pencil and crayon on paper, 23 x 29 in. (58.4 x 73.7 cm). Private collection. [AGCR: D1398]

Untitled, 1946, graphite pencil and crayon on paper, 19 1/8 x 24 7/8 in. (48.6 x 63.2 cm). Private collection. Photo: Jerry L. Thompson. [AGCR: D1288]

Virginia—Summer, 1946, graphite pencil and crayon on laid paper, 18 15/16 x 24 3/8 in. (48.1 x 61.9 cm). The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Museum purchase funded by Oveta Culp Hobby, 92.424. [AGCR: D1440]

Composition II, 1946, graphite pencil and crayon on laid paper, 18 7/8 x 25 3/16 in. (47.9 x 64 cm). The Baltimore Museum of Art: Nelson and Juanita Greif Gutman Collection, BMA 1967.20. Photo: Mitro Hood. [AGCR: D1459]

Drawing, Agony, c. 1946–47, graphite pencil and crayon on paper, 22 1/2 x 28 1/2 in. (57.2 x 72.4 cm). Private collection. [AGCR: D1338]

Gray Drawing (Pastoral), 1946–47, charcoal and pastel on paper, 50 3/8 x 61 7/16 in. (128 x 156.1 cm). Private collection. [AGCR: D1403]

Drawing, The Plow and the Song, 1946, charcoal, pastel, graphite pencil, and oil on paper mounted on paper, 48 1/16 x 59 3/16 in. (122.1 x 150.3 cm). National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Gift of the Avalon Foundation (1971.58.1). [AGCR: D1059]

Summation, 1947, charcoal, graphite pencil, and pastel on paper mounted on board, 79 5/8 x 101 3/4 in. (202.2 x 258.4 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Nina and Gordon Bunshaft Fund, 234.1969. Digital Image © The Museum of Modern Art/Licensed by SCALA / Art Resource, NY. [AGCR: D1486]

The Betrothal, 1947, oil on canvas, 50 5/8 x 39 1/4 in. (128.6 x 99.7 cm). Yale University Art Gallery. Katharine Ordway Collection, 1980.12.45. Photo: Yale University Art Gallery. [AGCR: P340]

The Plow and the Song, 1947, oil on canvas, 50 1/2 x 62 5/8 in. (128.3 x 159.1 cm). Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio. R.T. Miller Jr. Fund, 1952.16. [AGCR: P316]

Pastoral, c. 1947, oil and graphite pencil on canvas, 44 x 56 in. (111.8 x 142.2 cm). Private collection. Photo: Christopher Burke. [AGCR: P370]

Pastoral, 1947, oil on canvas, 44 x 56 3/4 in. (111.8 x 144.1 cm). Private collection. [AGCR: P347]

The Opaque, 1947, oil on canvas, 34 x 41 in. (86.4 x 104.1 cm). Private collection. [AGCR: P346]

The Limit, 1947, oil on paper mounted on canvas, 50 3/4 x 62 in. (128.9 x 157.5 cm). Private collection. [AGCR: P318]

Summer Snow, 1947, oil on canvas, 30 1/2 x 36 in. (77.5 x 91.4 cm). Private collection. [AGCR: P349]

Agony, 1947, oil on canvas, 40 x 50 1/2 in. (101.6 x 128.3 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. A. Conger Goodyear Fund, 88.1950. Digital Image © The Museum of Modern Art/Licensed by SCALA / Art Resource, NY. [AGCR: P323]

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