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    Brooklyn Society of Artists: Annual Exhibition [32nd]

    • Dates: February 4, 1948 through March 7, 1948
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    • February 4, 1948: The 32nd Annual Exhibition of the Brooklyn Society of Artists opened yesterday afternoon at the Brooklyn Museum with a preview for Museum members, exhibiting artists and their guests. The exhibition, which is open to all artists now living or teaching in Brooklyn, was selected from over 398 entries, includes 161 works, in all media, by 154 artists. This year members of the Brooklyn Society of Artists are entitled to the inclusion of only one work, jury exempt, instead of two works as in previous years.

      The jury of selection and award remains the same as in the past: two members of the Brooklyn Society of Artists, two artists (not eligible for prizes), and that member of the Brooklyn Museum staff in charge of the exhibition. The members of the Jury for this exhibition were as follows: Margaret Bressler Kane (B.S.A.), Gregorio Prestopino (B.S.A.), Karl Schrag, Manfred Schwartz, and John I.H. Baur, Curator of Paintings and Sculpture of the Brooklyn Museum.

      The show which was organized and installed by Mr. Baur, will be on view in the Entrance Hall and Special Exhibition Galleries of the Museum through March 7. Winners of the prizes donated by the Brooklyn Society of Artists are listed below:

      Oil:
      John von Wicht; “Abstract Still Life”; Prize ($100.00 U.S. Savings Bond)
      Eugene Fern; “Visiting Day”; Honorable Mention
      John Ferren; “The Lady”; Honorable Mention

      Water Color:
      Jacob Lawrence; “Funereal Sermon”; Prize ($100.00 U.S. Savings Bond)
      Charles Schucker; “Movement Through Night”; Honorable Mention

      Sculpture
      Nathaniel Kaz; “Power Line”; Prize ($100.00 U.S. Savings Bond)

      Prints and Drawings
      Evelynne Swetlow; “Indian Chief”; Prize ($25.00 U.S. Savings Stamps)
      Elijah Silverman; “Nude Emerging”; Honorable Mention

      Press preview, Monday, February 2.

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