Exhibitions: American Block Prints, 03rd Annual [Print Club of Philadelphia]

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    American Block Prints, 03rd Annual [Print Club of Philadelphia]

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    • April 19, 1929: An exhibition of Block Prints,which will open at the Brooklyn Museum on Sunday, April 21st and continue until August 1st, is an important collection showing the work being done in this medium by artists in this country; in fact, it included nearly all the names of artists who have been known for the excellence of their work in this form of draughting. The exhibition was assembled by the Print Club of Philadelphia and is known as the Third Annual Exhibition of American Block Prints.

      There are altogether 127 prints in the exhibition by nearly as many artists. The work has a wide range from conservatism to later modernism and for this reason has a distinct and delightful sparkle. Not only is it an interesting exhibition to see but it may result in the introduction into many Brooklyn homes of some attractive prints as the prices range from as low as $4. to as high as $35. In general, one would say that the top price is $20.

      Some of the better known artists whose work is included are Frances H. Gearhart, Thomas W. Nason, Leo J. Meissner, Franz Geritz Rockwell Kent, Beatrice S. Levy, Todros Geller, Blanding Sloan, J.J. Lankes, E. Ganso, Gordon Deacon, Wanda Gag.

      The Mildred Boericke prize of $75. for the best print in the exhibition was awarded to Thomas W. Nason for "Willow Tree and Cottage" Honorable mention was given to Benjamin Miller for "Judith in the Tent of Holofernes" and to Howard Cook for "Busy Harbor".

      Brooklyn Museum Archives. Records of the Department of Public Information. Press releases, 1916 - 1930. 04-06/1929, 050. View Original

    • June 3, 1931: To the Editor of the Art News
      49 West 45th Street
      New York, New York

      Dear Sir:
      We have noticed that this museum's mention in your current calendar is incorrect as it lists only two exhibitions, one of which was current in April and has long since been discontinued. We would particularly like the Wood Block Exhibition to be mentioned in this calendar for the benefit of Philadelphia readers.

      A list of the current exhibitions that should be mentioned include:
      Fifth Annual Exhibition of Block Prints assembled by the Ink Print Club of Philadelphia
      International Summer Show opening June 12 through October 1st
      AUDAC Exhibition of Decorative Arts and Crafts, continued because of its extreme popularity until September 1st
      Exhibition of the newly acquired Collection of Russian National Art
      The Wiborg Collection of Modern Masters

      Will you please correct your list with the above additions.

      Very sincerely yours,
      E.L.M. TAGGART
      Director, Publicity Department

      Brooklyn Museum Archives. Records of the Department of Public Information. Press releases, 1931 - 1936. 04-06_1931, 111. View Original

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