This catalogue was published by the Clyfford Still Museum Research Center on the occasion of the exhibition Clyfford Still: The Works on Paper, presented at the Clyfford Still Museum, Denver, Colorado (October 14, 2016–January 15, 2017).

The exhibition is generously underwritten by U.S. Bank. Additional support provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.



Reproduction Credits

Unless otherwise noted, all works by Clyfford Still are © 1922–1980 City and County of Denver, courtesy Clyfford Still Museum / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

All artwork photography by Gary Regester, except where noted.

All gallery photography by Justin Wambold.


Citation Information


Failing, Patricia, David Anfam, Bailey H. Placzek, Dean Sobel, Clyfford Still: The Works on Paper. Denver: Clyfford Still Museum Research Center, 2016. http://pubs.clyffordstillmuseum.org/worksonpaper.


Failing, Patricia, et al. Clyfford Still: The Works on Paper. Denver: Clyfford Still Museum Research Center, 2016. 1 Nov. 2016 <http://pubs.clyffordstillmuseum.org/worksonpaper>.

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Revision History

Any revisions or corrections made to this publication after the first edition date will be listed here.

November 1, 2016

First edition

January 4, 2017

  • Worth Griffin watercolor addition and minor text edits have been made to “Rendering the Sublime” essay.
  • Minor text edits to footnotes 23, 30, 60, 61, and 62 in “Rendering the Sublime” essay; and to “Final Works” text in “The Late Drawings” section.
  • Map graphics added to “Exhibition” pages.
  • Replacement images for PHX-13 (Fear) and PH-479.
  • Reference to PP-137 in “New York City” text has been corrected to PP-136.


First published in the United States of America in 2016 by the Clyfford Still Museum Research Center, in conjunction with the:

Clyfford Still Museum
1250 Bannock Street
Denver, CO 80204

© 2016 Clyfford Still Museum
All rights reserved


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