Painting, Montana, from the United States series
This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Smithsonian American Art Museum as part of Underground Modernist: E. McKnight Kauffer.
The packaging manufacturer Container Corporation of America (CCA) played an influential role in supporting European émigré and American artists. The company made modern design central to its corporate identity. In 1946 CCA featured a series on the 48 states and invited Kauffer, among other artists, including Jacob Lawrence and Stuart Davis, to portray their home states. This is the original artwork Kauffer supplied for the advertisement featuring his native Montana.
It is credited
Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Container Corporation of America.
Its dimensions are
H x W: 52.1 × 43.4 cm (20 1/2 × 17 1/16 in.) Frame H x W x D: 70.5 × 60.3 × 3.2 cm (27 3/4 × 23 3/4 × 1 1/4 in.)
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Underground Modernist: E. McKnight Kauffer.