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The Prints of
Ernest Fiene:
A Catalogue Raisonné
in progress

Part I: Selected critical appraisals, reviews, publications with illustrations of Fiene prints,* works by Fiene, and general reference sources that include an entry for Ernest Fiene (presented alphabetically by author or, if no author, by title):

  • Adams, Clinton. "Adolph Dehn: The Lithographs." The Prints of Adolf Dehn A Catalogue Raisonné, compiled by Joycelyn Pang Lumsdaine, St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1987, 26-42.
  • Adams, Clinton. American Lithographers 1900-1960 The Artists and Their Printers, University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, 1983.
  • Adams, Clinton. The Woodstock Ambience 1917-1939. Albuquerque: Tamarind Institute and University Art Museum, UNM, 1981. (Spring)***
  • America Today: A Book of 100 Prints. Introduced by Harry Sternberg. New York: American Artists Congress, 1936 (Republished as Graphic Works of the American 30's, New York: Da Capo Press, 1977, pl. 85) (Mine Superintendent)***
  • "Amon Carter Museum Acquires Significant Print Collection From The Philadelphia Musuem of Art." Amon Carter Museum New Release Archive.
  • Art Digest: Articles on, reviews of, or reproductions of prints by Fiene appear in the following issues: Dec. 15, 1932 (Reproduction of Madison Square Park); March 1, 1934 (Reproduction of Connecticut Winter); April 1, 1935; Dec. 1, 1937; Feb. 1, 1940; May 1, 1943.
  • The Artist, Dec., 1962, Vol. 64 #3, p. 54 (Interview of Fiene).
  • Associated American Artists records, circa 1934-1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
  • Baer, Donald J. "Ernest Fiene's Paintings of New York." Magazine of Art. Feb. 1937, 94-99.
  • Beall, Karen F. American Prints in the Library of Congress A Catalogue of the Collection. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press, 152. (Winter Sun)***
  • Between Heaven and Hell Union Square in the 1930's. Wilkes-Barre, PA: Sordoni Art Gallery/Wilkes U. 1996. (Lincoln Monument, Union Square)***
  • Brock, H. I. "New York Today." Creative Art. August, 1931, Vol. 9 Num. 2, 111-119. (Empire State Building)*** (This entire issue of Creative Art is devoted to New York City.)
  • Buitar, Mary Anne. 22 Famous Painters and Illustrators Tell How They Work. New York: David McKay, 1964, 89-97.
  • Chwast, Seymour and Steven Heller, Eds. The Art of New York. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1983, 1932. (Empire State Building)***
  • City Life: New York in the 1930s. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1986, 20.
  • Craven, Thomas, Ed. A Treasury of American Prints. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1939. (Winter Evening) ***
  • "Ernest Fiene." Current Biography, August, 1941, pp. 16-18.
  • "Ernest Fiene." Handbook of the American Artists Group. New York: American Artists Group, 1935, 30-31.
  • "Ernest Fiene." Original Etchings, Lithographs and Woodcuts Published by the American Artists Group, Inc. New York: American Artists Group, 1937, 19-20. (Winter on the River)***
  • "Ernest Fiene, Poet of East Side, West Side." Art Students League News: Aug. 15, 1951.
  • "Ernest Fiene, 70, Realist Painter." New York Times, Aug. 11, 1965 (Obituary).
  • Fiene, Ernest. Complete Guide to Oil Painting. New York: Watson-Guptill, 1964.
  • Fiene, Ernest. Ernest Fiene Papers, 1926-1965. reels 2353-2355, Archives, Manuscripts and Photographic Collections, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
  • Fiene, Ernest. "Jules Pascin, As I Remember Him." Jules Pascin Drawings. New York: Washington Irving Gallery, 1959.
  • Fifty Prints of the Year.* American Institute of Graphic Arts, 1926-1927, (Dyckman Street Church, Winter)***
  • Fifty Prints of the Year.* The American Institute of Graphic Arts, 1928-29 (Riverboat at Rondout)***
  • Fifty Prints of the Year.* The American Institute of Graphic Arts, 1931-1932 (Asleep)***
  • Fifty Prints of the Year.* The American Institute of Graphic Arts, 1932-1933 (Bather).***
  • Fine Prints of the Year,* An Annual Review of Contemporary Etching and Engraving. Tenth Annual Issue (plate 72), 1932. (Madison Square Park -- mistakenly listed in the catalogue, and repeated in Wilson (p. 489), as Madison Square Garden)*
  • Fine Prints of the Year,* An Annual Review of Contemporary Etching and Engraving, Sixteenth Annual Issue. (Winter Evening)***
  • Glassgold, C. Adolph. "Ernest Fiene." Creative Art, Vol 8. Num. 4, April, 1931, 257-264. (Eight Fiene paintingss are reproduced, including 4 with titles the same as titles of lithographs: Entrance to Village, Along the Hudson, Hudson River Boat, and Bather.
  • Graphic Excursions American Prints in Black and White, 1900-1950. Boston: David R. Godine/The American Federation of Arts, 1991. Fiene Bio. by Margaret W. Doole, p. 143.(Empire State Building)***
  • Hyman, Linda. "Ernest Fiene, Art of the City 1925-1955," New York: ACA Galleries, 1981.*New York Skyline)***
  • Johnson, Deborah J. Whistler to Weidenaar: American Prints 1870-1950. Providence: Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, 1987. (City Lights/Madison Square Park)***
  • Johnson, Una E. American Prints and Printmakers. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1980, 24, 166. (New Snow)***
  • Kraeft, June and Norman. Great American Prints 1900-1950. New York: Dover Publications, 1984. (Madison Square Park)***
  • Magazine of Art, Jan. 1937. (Winter Evening)***
  • Marlor, Clark S. The Society of Independent Artists The Exhibition Record 1917-1944. Poughkeepsie, NY: Apollo Book, 1984.
  • Magazine of Art. February, 1937, 94-5. ('Waterfront,' Manhattan)
  • McBride, Henry. "The Palette Knife." Creative Art. Vol. 8, Num.1, Jan. 1931 sup.-9-11. (Illustrates the painting Razing Buildings West 49th Street.)
  • Murrell, William. Ernest Fiene. "Younger Artists Series, Number 1. Woodstock, NY: William M. Fisher, 1922.
  • A Nation on the Move: Industrial Prints of America. Roslyn Harbor, NY: Nassau County Museum of Fine Art, 1988. (Empire State Building)***
  • New York Times Book Review, December 5, 1943. (Winter Evening)***
  • New York Times Magazine, Nov. 14, 1926. (Winter)***
  • New York Times Magazine, Dec. 22, 1940. (Winter Evening)***
  • Phagan, Patricia. Made in Woodstock Printmaking from 1903 to 1945. Poughkeepsie, NY: The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, 2002.(Spring Landscape)* ***
  • Pikes Peak Vision: The Broadmoor Art Academy, 1919-1945. Colorado Springs: The Colorado Springs Art Center, 1989, 176-77.
  • Prints, Oct., 1936 . (Winter Evening)***
  • Reese, Albert. American Prize Prints of the 20th Century. New York: American Artists Group, 1949, 58. (New Snow)***
  • Salpeter, Harry. "Ernest Fiene Architect-Artist." Esquire: June, 1938, 59 ff. (Bather, Connecticut Winter, Hudson River Boat, Madison Square Park)***
  • Shared Perspectives The Printmaker and Photographer in New York. 1900-1950. (Washington Arch, Brooklyn Bridge, Empire State Building)***
  • Smith, Donald E. American Printmakers of the Twentieth Century A Bibliography. Haworth, NJ: St. Johann Press, 2004, 113-14.
  • Symmes, Marilyn. Impressions of New York Prints from the New-York Historical Society. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2005. (New York Skyline)
  • Vogue, March 15, 1928. Entrance to Village***
  • Watrous, James. A Century of American Printmaking 1880-1980, Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1984.
  • Williams, Lynn Barstis. American Printmakers 1880-1945 An Index to Reproductions ad Biocritical Information. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1993.
  • Wilson, Raymond J. Index of American Print Exhibitions, 1882-1940. Metuchen, NJ: The Scarecrow Press, 1988.(See index under both "Fiene" and "Fene.")
  • Woodstock’s Art Heritage. Woodstock, NY: Overlook Press, 1987 (with a historical survey by Tom Wolf), 86-87. (Fiene entry by Lillian Fortess)
  • Zimmer, William "An Artist with a Sharp Eye for the Seams Between Two Ages" New York Times, May 21, 1995, "Art Section," 20.

Part II: Selected Museums/Libraries maintaining clip files on Ernest Fiene

Part III: Selected exhibitions of works by Ernest Fiene (includes major solo exhibitions, major museum exhibitions in which Fiene works appeared, and print exhibitions in which Fiene prints appeared* -- presented chronologically)

  • McDowell Club, 1922 (watercolors).
  • Whitney Studio Club, New York (paintings and watercolors).
  • The New Gallery, New York, "Ernest Fiene," Oct. 30- Nov. 15, 1924.(paintings, watercolors, drawings, etchings).
  • Brooklyn Society of Modern Etchers, Brooklyn, NY, 3rd Annual Exhibition, 3rd Annual Exhibition, April 15-30, 1925.
  • C. W. Kraushaar Art Galleries, New York "Exhibition of Paintings, Drawings, Lithographs and Watercolors by Ernest Fiene, Nov. 12-Nov. 26, 1927.
  • The Downtown Gallery, New York, "Ernest Fiene New Lithographs," March 26- April 15, 1928. (Nude, Hudson River Boat, Canadian Village)***
  • Whitney Studio Gallery, New York, May, 1928. (with Glenn O. Coleman -- paintings in gouache)
  • Los Angeles Museum Exhibition Park, "Exhibition of American Prints," June, 1928. (Spring Landscape)
  • F.K.W. Rehn Gallery, New York, Feb. 1930 (paintings, watercolors, drawings, lithographs).
  • Chicago Arts Club, Chicago, March, 1930 (paintings)
  • The Eleventh International Printmakers Exhibition, Printmakers Society of California, Los Angeles Museum Exposition Park, March 1- 31, 1931 (Brooklyn Bridge).***
  • F.K.M. Rehn galleries, New York, March 1931 (paintings and lithographs)
  • The Twelfth International Printmakers Exhibition, Printmakers Society of California, Los Angeles Museum Exposition Park, March, 1931 (Asleep)***
  • Museum of Modern Art, New York, "Eighty Years of American Painting," Nov. 1932 (painting: Hudson River Boat).
  • Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, "First Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting," Nov. 1932 (painting, Nocturne, 34th Street).
  • Brooklyn Museum, "American Color Prints," Brooklyn, NY, Feb. 1933 (lithograph: White Roses in a Vase).***
  • The Fourteenth International Printmakers Exhibition, Printmakers Society of California, Los Angeles Museum Exposition Park, March, 1933. (New York Skyline)*** -- mistakenly listed in the catalogue, and repeated in Wilson (p.303), under "Ernest Fene."
  • Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, "Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture by Guggenheim Fellows," April, 1933.
  • The Society of American Etchers (formerly The Brooklyn Society of Etchers), Eighteenth Annual Exhibition, National Arts Club [New York], Nov-Dec., 1933. (Madison Square Park)***
  • The Downtown Gallery, New York, "Fiene, Recent Paintings," Jan. 3-20, 1934.
  • The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, "Paintings by Ernest Fiene," Feb. 16-March 6, 1934 (paintings (20), watercolors (6), lithographs (19), etchings (2).
  • The Fifteenth International Printmakers Exhibition, Printmakers Society of California, Los Angeles Museum Exposition Park, March, 1934. ("Waterfront" Manhattan)***
  • The Sixteenth International Printmakers Exhibition, Printmakers Society of California, Los Angeles Museum Exposition Park, March, 1935 (Connecticut Winter).***
  • The Pittsburgh Commission for Industrial Expansion. "The Industrial Scene, Paintings and Drawings by Ernest Fiene." Oct. 4-16 1937.
  • Associated American Artists, New York, Jan. 23 - Feb.10, 1940 (53 paintings and watercolors).
  • Knoedler & Company, New York, 1949.
  • Midtown Gallery, New York, "Ernest Fiene," Jan. 27-Feb. 21, 1959 (19 paintings).
  • Washington Irving Gallery, New York, "Ernest Fiene," Nov. 2-Dec. 5, 1969**
  • "One Hundred Prints by One Hundred Artists of the Art Students League of NY, 1875-1975." April 22-March 17, 1975. Colonial Village.
  • National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., "George Miller and American Lithography," February 13 -- April 4, 1976. (Introduction by Janet Flint) Entrance to Village; Washington Arch.
  • Robert Hull Fleming Museum, The University of Vermont. "George Miller and Son: Lithographers: June 11th -- July 15th, 1979. (Connecticut Winter).
  • ACA Gallery, New York, "Ernest Fiene Art of the City 1925-1955," May 2-23, 1981.** (New York Skyline)***
  • Whitney Museum of American Art at Equitable Center, New York (and other venues), "City Life: New York in the 1930s" (Prints from the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art; includes essay by Edith Tonelli), April 16-June 6, 1987. (New York Skyline/Under Brooklyn Bridge)***
  • Hebrew Home for the Aged, Riverdale, NY, "Ernest Fiene: An American Realist," April 4, - May 31, 1995 (paintings, watercolors, and lithographs).** --See citation for review of exhibition above.
  • Williams, Dave and Reba. New York, New York: Prints of the City -- 1880-1990. Henderson, NC: Harperprints, 1994. Empire State Building***
  • Boca Raton Museum of Art, America the Beautiful 19th and 20th Century Paintings from the Walter and Lucille Rubin Collection, January 22- March 30, 2003. (See Lincoln Monument, Union Square.)

*For the purposes of this bibliography Fifty Prints of the Year and Fine Prints of theYear are being treated as publications rather than exhibitions, although they were both. Similarly, so are other exhibition catalogues listed in this section of the bibliography.
**Posthumous exhibition
***At least one Fiene print is illustrated in the publication/ exhibition catalogue; when known, the title(s), linked to the catalogue raisonné entry(ies), follow(s) in parentheses.

Selected Prints
the Catalogue

Empire State Building


Winter Sun [1]

Madison Square Park/City Lights
Etching with Aquatint

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New Snow

Lincoln Monument,
Union Square

Hudson River Boat

Brooklyn Bridge


Washington Arch


"Waterfront" Manhattan

Connecticut Winter

A Bibliography and Exhibition List

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