December 4, 1932
The first showing of the Fine Prints of the Year for 1932 will occur at the Brooklyn Museum from December 6 through December 31. This is the tenth annual occasion of this selection which is to be published in book form early in December, and which has come to have an invaluable place in the eyes of collectors and librarians. The collection is made up of two sections--one the Continental and Great Britain, and a section devoted to the art of etching in Americas the combined sections totaling one hundred of the outstanding etchings of the year July 1,1931 to June 31, 1932.
Malcolm C. Salaman, well known English art critic, has edited the “Fine Prints" and has selected the European group since the inception of the publication and the American selection has been placed in the care of some well known and experienced authority in the field. For the 1931 group Miss Susan A. Hutchinson, Curator of Prints of the Brooklyn Museum was chosen to select and edit the American group, and this year was again chosen. Her many years experience in the work of the department at the Museum has particularly fitted her for the task. Of the five hundred and fifty prints submitted for examination she has chosen fifty that in her belief are the cream of the year's output by American artists. She will also write the customary foreword to the American section.
Through the courtesy of Halton & Co., Ltd., of London, the Museum is able to show the entire group of one hundred prints prior to publication. This representative group chosen from the hundreds submitted will give an excellent and unusual opportunity for comparison between the foreign and American work in the field of etching.
The exhibition will open with a private showing and tea for members on the afternoon of Monday, December 5 and will open to the public the following day, the sixth.
Note to Editors:
If possible we would like this announcement used in the Sunday editions of December 5. The exhibition is ready for view by critics immediately. We would appreciate full reviews for Sunday, December 11.
Brooklyn Museum Archives. Records of the Department of Public Information. Press releases, 1931 - 1936. 07-12_1932, 069-70. View Original