Exhibitions: International Watercolor Exhibition, 09th Biennial

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International Watercolor Exhibition, 09th Biennial

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  • May 1937: VISIT

    May 8 through June 13, 1937


    Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, N.Y.
    Open 10 to 5 daily
    Saturday 10-6
    Sunday 2 - 6

    Admission free except Mondays and Fridays

    Take Seventh Avenue IRT express to Museum stop

    Take Lexington Avenue IRT express to Nevins and change to Seventh Avenue train to Museum stop.

    Brooklyn Museum Archives. Records of the Department of Public Information. Press releases, 1937 - 1939. 04-06_1937, 190 View Original

  • Date unknown, approximately 1937: The Ninth Biennial Exhibition of Water Colors is now ready for press pre-view at the Brooklyn Museum. The exhibition will be opened on Friday, May 7th, with a reception and preview for members and guests and to the public the following day. It will continue on view through June 13th.

    All living painters represented in the collection of the Brooklyn Museum have been invited as guests of honor for the reception on May 7th. Acceptances have been received from the following: Albert Grall, Anna Fisher, August Franzen, Philip Evergood, Harriet Blackstone, Wilford S. Conrow, Walter Pach, Jonas Lie, Walter Farndon, Jerome Meyers, Alpheus P. Cole, Charles A. Aiken, Robert Brackman, William Meyerowitz, Mary Gamble Rogers, Bradley Walker Tomlin and Anne Goldthwaite.

    Woman members of the Board of Trustees of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences and wives of Trustees have been invited to act as patronesses. The following have signified that they will be present: Mrs. Sumner Ford, Mrs. Philip A. Benson, Mrs. Walter Hamrnitt, Mrs. Samuel A. Lewisohn, Mrs. Raymond Ingersoll, Mrs. Robert E. Blum, Mrs. Edward C. Blum, Mrs. W. R. Bayes, Mrs. William Howard Good, Miss Hilda Loines, Mrs. George Vincent McLaughlin, and Mrs. W.G. Warner.

    About two hundred paintings are included in the exhibition. The United States, Germany, France and Mexico are represented. Selection was made by John I. H. Baur, Curator of Contemporary Art. Only specially invited papers have been hung. The papers in the exhibition, with very few exceptions, have never been exhibited before in greater New York. French and German papers were brought from abroad for this exhibition and have never been seen in this country before. Mexican papers are largely from the studios of the artists themselves and from private collectors.

    Among the artists represented are:

    In the American Section:. Thomas Benton, George Biddle, Charles Burchfield, John Steuart Curry, George Grosz, Edward Hopper, Georgina Klitgaard, Reginald Marsh, Karl Mattern, Barse Miller, Eliot O'Hara, Paul Sample, John Whorf, William and Marguerite Zorach. Also many other lesser known artists and quite a large group of younger artists.

    In the French Section: Marc Chagall, de Segonzac, de Vlaminck, Dufy, Laurencin, Leger, L’Hote, Lurcat, Picabia, Picasso, Rouault and others.

    In the German Section: Max Beckmann, Otto Dix, Erich Heckel, Carl Hofer, Otto Wueller, Emil Nolde, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, also an interesting group by German painters who have been seldom exhibited in this country.

    In the Mexican Section: Emilio Amero, Jean Charlot, Miguel Covarrubias, Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siquieros. Also a group by the younger Mexican artists.

    Brooklyn Museum Archives. Records of the Department of Public Information. Press releases, 1937 - 1939. 04-06_1937, 093-4. View Original 1 . View Original 2

  • May 7, 1937: The Brooklyn Museum opened this afternoon, May 7, with a reception and preview for members and guests the Ninth Biennial International Exhibition of Water Colors Artists of the United States, Germany, Mexico and France are represented.

    Among those present were:

    Mrs. Sumner Ford
    Mrs. Philip A. Benson
    Mrs. Walter Hammitt
    Mrs. Samuel A. Lewisohn
    Mrs. Raymond Ingersoll
    Mrs. Robert E. Blum
    Mrs. Edward C. Blum
    Mrs. W. R. Bayes
    Mrs. William Howard Good
    Miss Hilda Loines
    Mrs. George Vincent McLaughlin
    Mrs. E. G. Warner
    Mrs. Thomas E. Murray, Jr.
    Mrs. D. A. Forward
    Mrs. Henry S Ingraham
    Mrs. Bernard Smith
    Mrs. Mary Childs Draper
    Mrs. Philip N. Youtz
    Mr. Albert Grail
    Miss Anna Fisher
    Mr. August Franzen
    Mr. Philip Evergood
    Miss Harriet Blackstone
    Mr. Wilford S. Conrow
    Mr. Walter Pach
    Mr. Jonas Lie
    Mr. Walter Farndon
    Mr. Jerome Meyers
    Mr. Alpheuz P. Cole
    Mr. Charles A. Aiken
    Mr. Robert Brackman
    Mr. William Meyerowitz
    Miss Mary Gamble Rogers
    Mr. Bradley Walker Tomlin
    Miss Anne Goldthwaite
    Miss Isabel L. Whitney
    Mr. Samuel Rothbort
    Miss Gertrude Schweitzer
    Mr. Bertram Hartman
    Mr. Frederick K. Detwiller
    Mr. and Mrs. William H. Muir
    Mr. and Mrs. De Hirsh Margules
    Miss Charlotte Blass
    Mr. William F. Walters
    Mr and Mrs. Edward C. Uhlig
    Mr. Edmund Morton
    Dr. L. J. Morton
    Mr. Edward C. Blum
    Miss Anna Fischer
    Mr. Jerome Meyers
    Mr. Jacob Kainen
    Mrs. William H. Clominzer
    Mr. Joseph Newman
    Mrs. George Pearse Ennis
    Mr. Herbert Tschudy
    Mr.William Sanger
    Mrs. J. D. Wilson, Jr.
    Miss R. Bowen
    Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Colton
    Mr. B. F. Dolbin
    Mrs. Theodore Gutman
    Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Newman
    Mrs. Samuel Rothbort
    Miss Therese Bernstein
    Mr. Bertram Hartman
    Miss J. A. Bogue
    Mr. Frederick T. Weber
    Miss Dorothy McEntee
    Miss Helen Ormond
    Dr. and Mrs. Louis M. Dusseldorf
    Mr. Alan Pope
    Mr. Grant H. Code
    William Zorach
    Lt. and Mrs. Paul Crosley
    Mr. and Mrs. Howard Morse
    Mrs. Frederick Addinsell
    Mrs. Jailefro

    Brooklyn Museum Archives. Records of the Department of Public Information. Press releases, 1937 - 1939. 04-06_1937, 102. View Original

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