Catalogue Raisonné


Poet, 1958
Oil on canvas
63⅞ x 52 in.
162.2 x 132.1 cm
Signed front lower center: Philip Guston
Collection Unknown
Private Collection
Collection Mr. and Mrs. Morris H. Grossman, New York
Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, NY, "29 Recent Paintings by Philip Guston", December 28, 1959 - January 23, 1960 
US Pavilion at La Biennale di Venezia, Venice , Italy, "Quattro Artisti Americani: Guston, Hofmann, Kline, Roszak, XXX Biennale Venezia", June 18, 1960 - October 16, 1960
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, "Philip Guston", May 03, 1962 - July 01, 1962  Travelled to:
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, "Philip Guston, A Selective Retrospective Exhibition: 1945-1965", February 27, 1966 - March 27, 1966 
Pace Gallery, New York, NY, "American Painters of the Fifties", February 09, 1974 - March 12, 1974
Sandler, Irving. "Guston: A Long Voyage Home." ARTnews, December 1959, pp. 36–39, 64–65, illus. in b&w no. 10 p. 39, listed as being from 1959. Mentioned in text pp. 36-37
Canaday, John. "Art: Stylistic Poles Apart: Philip Guston, Abstractionist, and Jack Levine, Satirist, Have Shows Here." The New York Times, December 30, 1959, p. 44, mentioned in text, not illus.
29 Recent Paintings by Philip Guston. Exh. cat. New York: Sidney Janis Gallery, 1959, cat. no. 7, illus. in b&w (no page #)
Kingston Daily Freeman. "Guston Exhibit Draws Acclaim at Janis Gallery." January 11, 1960, p. 14, mentioned in text, not illus.
Ashton, Dore. "Art." Arts & Architecture, March 1960, pp. 10–11, illus. in b&w pg. 10 and mentioned in text pg. 11
Ashton, Dore. "Philip Guston." Evergreen Review, September–October 1960, pp. 88–91, illus. in color (illustrations are unpaginated), discussed pg. 90-91, Courtesy Sidney Janis Gallery
Ashton, Dore. Philip Guston. New York: Grove, 1960, illus. in color p. 29 (unpaginated) and mentioned in text p. 59
Quattro Artisti Americani: Guston, Hofmann, Kline, Roszak, XXX Biennale Venezia. Exh. cat. Washington, D.C.: Baltimore Museum of Art, 1960, cat. no. 9, color plate pg. 13, shown as "The Poet", Coll. Sig. e. Sig.ra Morris H. Grossman New York City
XXX Biennale Internazionale D'Arte. Exh. cat. Venice: Biennale de Venice, 1960, cat. no. 9, not illus., listed as "Il Poeta". Also mentioned in text p. 311
Philip Guston. Exh. cat. New York: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1962, cat. no. 59, illus. in color p. 89, Collection Mr. and Mrs. Morris H. Grossman, New York
Yates, Peter. "Philip Guston at the County Museum." Arts & Architecture, September 1963, pp. 4–5, 31–32, s "The Poet", not illus.
Berkson, William. "Philip Guston: A New Emphasis: In These Canvases of the Sixties Doubt Itself Becomes a Form That Can Be Read as Natural Law." Arts Magazine, February 1966, pp. 15–18, mentioned in text, not illus.
Philip Guston: A Selective Retrospective Exhibition: 1945–1965. Exh. brochure. Waltham: The Poses Institute of Fine Arts, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, 1966, cat. no. 16
Kramer, Hilton. "Art: American Painters of the Fifties." The New York Times, March 2, 1974, mentioned in text, not illus.
Kingsley, April. "Philip Guston's Endgame: From Realism to Abstraction and Back, Philip Guston Remains Unique in Twentieth-Century Art." Horizon: The Magazine of the Arts, June 1980, pp. 34–41, mentioned in text p. 39, not illus.
Purviance, Nina. "Philip Guston in the Fifties: The Power of Suggestion." Arts Magazine, September 1985, pp. 94–97, mentioned in text p. 97, not illus.
Storr, Robert. Philip Guston. New York: Abbeville Modern Masters, 1986, mentioned in text p. 35, not illus.
Philip Guston, Opere Su Carta 1933–1980. Exh. cat. Milan: Electa, 1989, illus. in b&w p. 53
Kingsley, April. The Turning Point: The Abstract Expressionists and the Transformation of American Art. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1992, mentioned in text p. 330, not illus.
Storr, Robert. Philip Guston: A Life Spent Painting. London: Laurence King Publishing, 2020, mentioned in text p. 70, not illus.