Slideshow d3001 1510194630
Whitney Museum of American Art, Purchase, with funds from the Hearst Corporation and the Norman and Rosita Winston Foundation, Inc.
Drawing for Conspirators, 1930
Slideshow d3602 1510195046
Musa, 1936
Slideshow d4304 1583421523
Private Collection
Clothes Inflation Drill (For Navy Pre-Flight Training), 1943
Slideshow d4901 1510201720
Private Collection
Drawing No. 2 (Ischia), 1949
Slideshow d6701 1506108725
Across, 1967
Slideshow d6709 1510530099
Gulf Coast, 1967
Slideshow d67124 1510530312
Untitled, 1967
Slideshow d6773 1510532149
Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München, Sammlung Udo und Anette Brandhorst
Untitled (Book), 1967
Slideshow d7033 1573145915
Window, 1969-1970
Slideshow d8007 1510771115
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Purchase
Untitled, 1980
Slideshow p30.001 1585148227
Private Collection
Mother and Child, 1930
Slideshow p35.001 1585336973
Museo Regional Michoacano, Morelia, Mexico
The Struggle Against War and Fascism, 1935
Slideshow p37.001 1592802323
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Gift of Musa and Tom Mayer, 2011
Bombardment, 1938
Slideshow p40.008 1592802540
The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Edward R. Broida
Gladiators, 1940
Slideshow p41.001 1592802678
Saint Louis Art Museum, Eliza McMillan Trust, 115:1942
Martial Memory, 1941
Slideshow p44.002 1592803205
Private Collection
Self Portrait, 1944
Slideshow p45.001 1592803244
Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University in St. Louis. University purchase, Kende Sale Fund, 1945
If This Be Not I, 1945
Slideshow p47.005 1592913444
Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Museum of Art, Utica, New York, Museum Purchase
The Porch II, 1947
Slideshow p48.001 1592803577
Collection SFMOMA, Gift of the artist
The Tormentors, 1947
Slideshow p51.003 1592804113
Collection SFMOMA, T. B. Walker Foundation Fund purchase
White Painting I, 1951
Slideshow p53.001 1592812404
Private Collection, New York
Zone, 1953
Slideshow p53.002 1592812276
Private Collection
Attar, 1953
Slideshow p55.001 1592812320
Private Collection
Beggar's Joys, 1954-55
Slideshow p57.002 1592812808
Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University in St. Louis. University purchase, Bixby Fund, 1957
Fable, 1956
Slideshow p58.002 1592814182
Collection Unknown
To Fellini, 1958
Slideshow p59.032 1592815773
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Purchase with Funds from the National Endowment for the Arts
Painter, 1959
Slideshow p61.003 1592817672
Anderson Collection at Stanford University, Gift of Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson, and Mary Patricia Anderson Pence, 2014.1.046
The Tale, 1961
Slideshow p64.003 1592917204
Private Collection
Group II, 1964
Slideshow p65.006 1592820100
Private Collection-Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
May Sixty-Five, 1965
Slideshow p68.004 1592918971
Private Collection
Paw, 1968
Slideshow p68.011 1592918503
Private Collection
Untitled, 1968
Slideshow p68.047 1592822201
Private Collection
Tall Book, 1968
Slideshow p68.060 1592821938
Private Collection
Untitled, 1968
Slideshow p68.079 1592824020
Private Collection
Untitled(Picture), 1968-1973
Slideshow p69.097 1592919876
Private Collection
Open Window II, 1969
Slideshow p69.106 1592826042
Private Collection
The Studio, 1969
Slideshow p69.125 1592824228
The Guston Foundation
City, 1969
Slideshow p70.021 1592827255
Collection SFMOMA, fractional and promised gift of an anonymous donor
Flatlands, 1970
Slideshow p71.080 1592832221
Lyman Allyn Art Museum, Gift of Samuel Dorsky
Farnesina Garden Rome, 1971
Slideshow p71.082 1592923045
Private Collection
Untitled, 1971
Slideshow p71.085 1592830413
Private Collection
Untitled (Rome), 1971
Slideshow p71.130 1592827687
Private Collection
Alone, 1971
Slideshow p73.022 1592834520
The National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., Gift (Partial and Promised) of Ambassador and Mrs. Donald M. Blinken in memory of Maurice H. Blinken and in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of the National Gallery of Art
Painter's Table, 1973
Slideshow p75.006 1592926478
Private Collection
The Palette, 1975
Slideshow p75.030 1592926576
The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Edward R. Broida
Web, 1975
Slideshow p75.041 1607622220
Private Collection, Germany
The Magnet, 1975
Slideshow p76.008 1592836314
The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Edward R. Broida in honor of Uncle Sidney Feldman
Source, 1976
Slideshow p76.038 1592836583
Tate, London, Purchased with assistance from the American Fund for the Tate Gallery 1991
Monument, 1976
Slideshow p76.039 1592927084
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Regents Collections Acquisition Program, 1987
Ancient Wall, 1976
Slideshow p76.040 1592836947
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Purchased 1980
Pit, 1976
Slideshow p76.043 1592837488
The Friday Foundation, Bellevue, WA
The Painter, 1976
Slideshow p77.042 1592857990
Collection SFMOMA, Gift of the artist
Back View, 1977
Slideshow p78.021 1587494127
Collection of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Museum purchase, The Friends of Art Endowment Fund
Painter's Form II, 1978
Slideshow p79.012 1587500867
The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Edward R. Broida
Talking, 1979
Slideshow p80.025 1588089318
Private Collection
Untitled, 1980


The Guston Foundation presents the life and work of the 20th-century American painter Philip Guston, whose art spanned the half century between 1930 to 1980.

Catalogue Raisonné

A searchable listing of known Philip Guston paintings, with physical details, provenance, exhibition history and bibliography. Includes references and links to exhibitions. Registration is required. A project of Guston CR LLC, a wholly owned, nonprofit subsidiary of The Guston Foundation.

Life home 1

Illustrated Chronology

Philip Guston was born in Montreal, Quebec in 1913, the seventh child of Russian immigrants. Raised in Los Angeles and largely self-taught, he found inspiration for his early murals in the masters of the Italian Renaissance. Early acclaim as a figurative painter and years spent teaching in the mid-West were followed by a Prix de Rome in 1948-49, after which he moved permanently to New York and turned to abstraction, joining contemporaries Pollock, De Kooning, Kline and Rothko. In the mid-1960's, Guston withdrew from the New York art scene to work on his late figurative paintings in Woodstock until his death in 1980, weeks after the opening of a major retrospective.