Lifetime and Memorial Exhibitions
Paintings highlighted with asterix are in the Paintings Gallery. Last updated: February 21, 2020.
|1899||6th Annual Exhibition of Art Students’ League 1899||Four separate landscapes –
priced from $5.00 to $25.00
|Charlie – $2.50||N0. 218|
|1901||7th Annual Exhibition of Art Students’ League 1901||Midday||No. 32|
|The Meadow||No. 34|
|1902||Exhibition of Works by Chicago Artists, Art Institute of Chicago, February 3- March 2, 1902||The Lake in the Hills||No. 93|
|The Green of Summer||No. 94|
|First Sign of Autumn*||No. 95.
Photo of painting in Brush and
Pencil, Vol. 9, No. 6 (Mar. 1902), pp 336-46 – “Work of Chicago Artists”.
|1903||Exhibition of Works by Chicago Artists, Art Institute of Chicago, February 1-March 1, 1903||Eucalyptus $100||No. 90|
|The Old Mulberry $100||No. 91|
|1904||Exhibition of Works by Chicago Artists, Art Institute of Chicago, January 28- February 28, 1904||Cornish Upland, Cornwall, England. $100||No 82|
|An Ilex at St. Cloud, France. $35.||No 83|
|A West Country Slope Corner. $50.||No. 84|
|1905||Exhibition of Works by Chicago Artists, Art Institute of Chicago, January 21-February 26, 1905||Morning, Midsummer, Cornwall, Eng. $150||No. 100|
|Early Afternoon, Montigny, France.* $150||No. 101.
Photo of painting in catalogue.
Also in The Voice of the Negro,
Vol, 3, p. 117 – “William A. Harper”, by Florence L. Bentley.
|Sold to T.E.Donelly of Donelly & Sons, Chicago, per The Voice of the Negro, Vol, 3, p. 117 – “William A. Harper”, by Florence L. Bentley. Now at Howard University in Washington, D.C. (reverse image in article).|
|The Hedgerow, Cornwall, Eng. $100||No. 102|
|Eventide, Cornwall, Eng.* $50||No. 103.
Photo of painting in The Voice
of the Negro, Vol, 3, – “William A. Harper”, by Florence L. Bentley
|Sold to “another Chicago art lover”.|
|Banks of the Loing, Montigny, France.* $100||No. 104. Photo of painting in The World To-Day, Volume VIII, 1905, “Western Artists who stay in the West, by James Spencer Dickerson, and
The Voice of the Negro, Vol, 3, – “William A. Harper”, by Florence L. Bentley
|The Potato Field, Cornwall, Eng. $35||No. 105|
|Lobbs House, Cornwall, Eng. $35||No. 106|
|Grey Day, Cornwall, Eng. $35||No. 107|
|Quiet Morning, Cornwall, Eng. $35||No. 108|
|O’Brien Galleries exhibition [research Archives of American Art]]||2 paintings|
|1906||Tenth Annual Exhibition of the Society of Western Artists||Young Poplars and Willows*||See: Brush and Pencil,
17, No. 1 (Jan., 1906), pp. 22-26. Report
on Tenth Annual Exhibition of the Society of Western Artists. Photo of painting in The Voice of the Negro, Vol, 3, – “William A. Harper”, by
Florence L. Bentley.
|Exhibition of Works by Chicago Artists, Art Institute of Chicago. January 30-February 25, 1906.||Early Evening, Cornwall, Eng. $200||No. 107|
|Lowland Pastures.* $250||No. 108.
Photo of painting in Catalogue.
|The Cabbage Patch. $200||No. 109|
|The Last Gleam. $75||No. 110|
|The Hillside. $50||No. 111|
|The House in the Hollow. $40||No. 112|
|Grey day. $35||No. 113|
|19th Annual Exhibition of Oil Paintings and Sculpture by American Artists. October 16-November 29, 1906.||A Bit of Lincoln Park||No. 151|
|On a Day||No. 152|
|1907||Exhibition of Works by Chicago Artists, Art Institute of Chicago. January 29-February 24, 1907||Gray Day. $40 [Same as 1905? Note different spelling.]||No. 113|
|The Road. $40||No. 114|
|Dusk. $200||No. 115||Listed
in Catalogue of Paintings, Etchings, Engravings and Sculputre of the Union League
Club of Chicago, compiled by L. M. McCauley, pgs. 14 and 49 – 1907. Per A History of the Art Collection of
the Union League Club of Chicago, Joan G. Wagner, this painting was sold
at auction by the Union League Club in 1984.
|Half Leafless and Dry.* $150||No. 116.
Photo of painting in catalogue. Photo also in The World To-Day, “The Artist Out of Doors”, by James Spencer
Dickerson, 1907, January 1-June1, under the name “In Sere and Yellow Leaf”.
|National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.|
|Cornish Hills. $150||No. 117|
|Marshall Field & Company, exhibition of Oil Paintings and Water Colors in the Picture Galleries. Announcement in Chicago Tribune dated May 27, 1907||Unknown.|
|1908||Exhibition of Works by Chicago Artists, Art Institute of Chicago. February 4- March 1, 1908.||Autumn Sunshine. $200||No. 113|
|Old House and Vines. $150||No. 114.
Bulletin of the Art Institute of
Chicago, Vol. 1, No. 3 (April 1908), “The Recent Exhibition of Chicago Artists”.
pp. 35-36, states that painting received a prize of $100 from the Young
|One-man exhibition at Milllikin University. September 1908.||Unknown|
|21st Annual Exhibition of Oil Paintings and Sculpture by American Artists. October 20-November 29, 1908.||Illinois Landscape*||No. 121.
Photo of painting in the Inter
Ocean, November 8, 1908.
|Hotel de France||No. 122|
|1909||13th Annual Exhibition of the Society of Western Artists. January 5-January 24, 1909.||October in France||No. 54|
|The Mid Days of Autumn||No. 55|
|Exhibition of Works by Chicago Artists, Art Institute of Chicago. February 2-February 28, 1909||August in France. $300||No. 127|
|Old Houses, Montreuil. $100||No. 128|
|Late Afternoon. $250||No. 129|
|22nd Annual Exhibition of Oil Paintings and Sculpture by
American Artists. October 19-November
|Pueblo Indians||No. 122|
|The Steps – Mexican Scene||No. 123||American
Art News, Vol.
8, No. [7/8?], Dec. 4, 1909, pp. 1-8 reports sale of “Mexican Scene”, with no
|Among the Hills||No. 124|
|1910||Exhibition of Works by Chicago Artists, Art Institute of Chicago. January 4-January 30, 1910||A Mexican Kitchen||No. 106 in 1910 AIC Exhibition Catalogue (per
|A Morning in the Market||No. 107|
|A Mexican Landscape||No. 108|
|The Morning Chat||No. 109|
Same as No. 31 in Memorial Exhibition Catalogue?
|14th Annual Exhibition of the Society of Western Artists. February 8-February 27, 1910.||Autumn, French landscape||No. 50|
|Mexican Scene||No. 51|
|Exhibition in Los Angeles, California.||Summer in France||Per Los Angeles Herald (Los Angeles, California, “Art Notes”, 1910, August 28|
|Exhibition of Paintings by William A. Harper, Art Institute of Chicago. July 26-August 28, 1910 (Memorial Exhibition).||Winter in France||No. 1|
|In Mexico||No. 2|
|A bridge in Mexico||No. 3|
|Old houses, Montreuil, France||No. 4|
|Mexican landscape||No. 5|
|Outer ramparts, Montreuil, France||No. 6|
|Half leafless and dry*||No. 7||Same as in Feb. 1907 exhibit?|
|Tall pines||No. 8|
|Group of nine landscape sketches.||No. 9|
|Late afternoon||No. 10||Same as in Feb. 1909 exhibit?|
|Group of nine sketches||No. 11|
|Tree trunks||No. 12|
|Rainy day I the town||No. 13|
|Three Mexican women.*||No. 14||See, www.justanswer.com|
|Autumn day in France||No. 15|
|Pine trees and landscape||No. 16|
|Group of four sketches||No. 17|
|August in France||No. 18||Reproduced in the Chicago Record Herald, August 7, 1910. Same as in Feb. 1909 exhibit?|
|Midday in August||No. 19||Reproduced in the Chicago Record Herald, August 7, 1910. Sold by Bonhams 2011 for $3,125, under the name “Late Summer Landscape” (from private collection in Illinois).|
|Illinois landscape||No. 20|
|Mexican village||No. 21|
|The pepper tree||No. 22|
|The market garden||No. 23|
|The stream||No. 24|
|The terrace||No. 15|
|Wood interior||No. 26|
|The moat||No. 27|
|October in France||No. 28|
|The fields||No. 29|
|Hotel de France||No. 30||Same as in 1908 exhibit?|
|The patio*||No. 31||Same as in January 1910 exhibit?|
|Old houses and vines||No. 32|
|The court||No. 33|
|The stairway*||No. 34||
Savannah College of Design collection?
Is this the one that was lent from the
|A quiet village||No. 35|
|Study of trees||No. 36|
|Landscape study||No. 37|
|The field of gold||No. 38|
|A morning chat||No. 39|
|A group of trees||No. 40|
|The ruin||No. 41|
|Spreading trees||No. 42|
|The stone house||No. 43|
|Autumn sunshine||No. 44||Same as in Feb. 1908 exhibit?|
|The riverbank||No. 45|
|Autumn, France||No. 46||Same as in earlier 1910 exhibit?|
|The valley in the hills, Mexico*||No. 47|
|A Mexican hut||No. 48|
|A street in Mexico||No. 49|
|The cactus||No. 50|
|Morning in the market||No. 51|
|A Mexican kitchen||No. 52|
|Forsaken house||No. 53|
|The shaded walk||No. 55|
|The village on the river||No. 56|
|The hedge||No. 57|
|The river and the willows||No. 58|
|The bridge across the river||No. 59|
|Cattle grazing||No. 60|
|Exhibit of Art Institute of Decatur, Illinois||Exhibited
35 paintings owned locally. Only title
known: “Golden Autumn”.
by Mrs. Harry Haines (29), Mrs. Adolph Mueller (1 – “Golden Autumn”), Mrs.
J.W. Osgood (1), Mrs. Eda Pegram (2), and Mrs. Charles Willis (1).
|1927||Exhibition of the AIC and the Chicago Woman’s Club.||Exhibited
4 landscape paintings; titles unknown.
by Mr. Charles Burkholder, Mr. Walter J. Sherwood, Mrs. R.S. Brooke, and Mr.
|1940||Exhibition of the Art of the American Negro (1851-1940), assembled by the American Negro Exposition, July 4 – September 2 1940||Exhibited
“Stairway” and ”Interior in a Mexican Courtyard”
|1985||Tanner-Harper-Scott, A Mentor and his Influence, Evans-Tibbs Collection, January 18-March 30, 1985.||Exhibited “The Staircase”* (which appears to be the same as “The Stairway” in the Savannah College of Design collection).|
|1985 – 1988||Hidden Heritage, Afro-American Art. Travelling exhibition organized by the Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, Washington, and the Art Museum Association of America.||Exhibited “Landscape with Poplars (Afternoon in Montigny)” from the Howard University Collection.|
|1992||Stedman Gallery, Rutgers University, African American Artists, 1880 to 1987||Exhibited “Patio Scene” from the Evans-Tibbs Collection.||[San Antonio, Texas?]|
|1999 – 2001||Conserve a Legacy, American Art from Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Travelling exhibition organized by the Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, and The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York.||Exhibited “Landscape” (or “Autumn in France”) from the Collection of Tuskegee University.|
|2016||DuSable Museum, Chicago, Masterworks Collection Series 1: Paintings.||Exhibited “Landscape – Provence, France”.|
Other paintings referenced in publications, but not appearing
|1901||Student Work – Oil from life.*||Photo of painting in Brush and Pencil, Vol.
7, No. 6 (Mar. 1901)
|Normandy Pines*||Eagles Nest Art Colony Collection, Oregon, Illinois|
|In France||Listed in Catalogue of Paintings, Etchings, Engravings and Sculpture of the Union League Club of Chicago, compiled by L. M. McCauley, pgs. 14 and 49||Union League Club of Chicago,|
|Over the Hills (one of a group of landscape
|Listed in Catalogue of Paintings, Etchings, Engravings and Sculpture of the Union League Club of Chicago, compiled by L. M. McCauley, pgs. 14 and 49||Union League Club of Chicago|