Exhibitions: National Print Exhibition, 03rd Annual

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  • 2nd Floor
    Arts of Asia and the Islamic World
  • 3rd Floor
    Egyptian Art, European Paintings
  • 4th Floor
    Contemporary Art, Decorative Arts, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art
  • 5th Floor
    Luce Center for American Art

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    National Print Exhibition, 03rd Annual

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    • March 23, 1949: The Brooklyn Museum’s Third National Print Annual opened to the public today, (March 23) to be current through May twenty-second. One hundred and seventy-five prints were selected by a jury composed of Mrs. Adelyn D. Breeskin, Director, The Baltimore Museum of Art; Mr. W.G. Russell Allen, Collector, Boston, Massachusetts; Dr. Meyer Shapiro, Columbia University, New York City and Miss Una E. Johnson, Curator of Prints and Drawings, The Brooklyn Museum, (ex-Officio).

      The 175 prints comprising the exhibition include works by artists from all sections of the country. Eighteen purchase awards have been made. They are as follows:

      Josef Albers; Multiplex A
      Ivan le Lorraine Albright; Self-Portrait
      Theodore Brenson; Tree and Old Porch
      Eleanor Coen; Child and a Tree
      Worden Day; Runic Traces
      Philip Hicken; Underpass
      Wallace Hochman; Still Life
      Leon Karp; Sailor Straw
      Vevean Oviette; Still Life
      Leona Pierce; Cat with Dean Bird
      Leonard Pytlak; Hangout
      Charles Quest; Still Life with Vise
      Chris Ritter; The Young Minotaur
      Fermin Rocker; First Snow
      Alfred Russell; Low Tide
      Gloria Stoll; Newsman
      Steve Wheeler; Little Joe...
      Anne Wienholt; Rock Pippit

      Installed in four galleries on the second floor, the Third National Print Annual reflects the impressive achievements and contemporary experiments being made in the various print media. After the present exhibition closes, a large selection of prints from this show will be circulated throughout the country by the American Federation of Arts.

      A catalogue of this exhibition is available.

      Press preview: Monday, March 21, 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

      Brooklyn Museum Archives. Records of the Department of Public Information. Press releases, 1947 - 1952. 01-03/1949, 034. View Original

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