Skip Navigation

International Watercolor Exhibition, 12th Biennial

DATES April 09, 1943 through May 23, 1943
ORGANIZING DEPARTMENT American Art
Sorry, we don't have any images of this exhibition.
  • March 2, 1943 Friday, April 9, the Brooklyn Museum will open to the public its 12th Biennial International Water Color Exhibition, following a luncheon for exhibiting artists and art critics, and a preview for Museum Members and other invited guests the previous afternoon. The exhibition will be installed in the Entrance Hall and Special Exhibitions Gallery, where it will remain current through Sunday, May 23. 219 papers will be shown in this 12th Biennial. Of this number, 81 will be the work of Argentinian, Brazilian, Cuban and Mexican artists.

    Among the artists exhibiting in the United States section will be: Ivan LeLorraine Albright, Aaron Bohrod, Charles Burchfield, Jon Corbino, Adolf Dehn, Guy Pene duBois, William Gropper, Chaim Gross, George Grosz, Edward Hopper, Bernard Karfiol, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Reginald Marsh, Fletcher Martin, Barse Miller, Eliot O’Hara, Waldo Peirce, Henry Varnum Poor, Georges Schreiber, Charles Sheeler, Vaclav Vytlacil, Max Weber, Andrew Wyeth and Karl Zerbe.

    Of the above, Bohrod, Dehn, Gropper, Marsh and Schreiber will also be represented in the Museum’s exhibition “Art for Bonds,” sponsored by the Treasury Department, which will be on view from April 10 through April 30.

    Since the beginning of these Biennial International Water Color exhibitions, it has been the Brooklyn Museum’s continued aim, first, to show the progressive trends of the moment in water color painting and, second, to allow a liberal representation to lesser known men of promise as well as to those of established reputation.

    In this 12th Biennial the Museum also continues its practice of limiting the foreign section to work from relatively few countries, in the belief that the fuller representation thus permitted to each is of more interest than a diffuse showing covering greater territory.

    The inclusion of Latin American artists in this year’s Biennial is a part of the Museum’s long established program for the furtherance of understanding between the peoples of the Americas.

    (NOTE: Press Preview of the exhibition Monday, April 5, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.)

    Brooklyn Museum Archives. Records of the Department of Public Information. Press releases, 1942 - 1946. 01-03/1943, 045-6.
    View Original
  • April 8, 1943 To-morrow, (April 9) the Brooklyn Museum will open to the public its 12th Biennial International Water Color Exhibition, following a luncheon for the exhibition artists and art critics, and a preview for Museum Members and other invited guests this afternoon (April 8). The exhibition is installed in the Entrance Hall and Special Exhibitions Gallery, where it will remain current through Sunday, May 23. 219 papers are shown in this 12th Biennial. Of this number, 81 are the work of Argentinian, Brazilian, Cuban and Mexican artists.

    Among the artists exhibiting in the United States section are: Ivan LeLorraine Albright, Aaron Bohrod, Charles Burchfield, Jon Corbino, Adolf Dehn, Guy Pene duBois, William Gropper, Chaim Gross, George Gross, Edward Hopper, Bernard Karfiol, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Reginald Marsh, Fletcher Martin, Barse Miller, Eliot O’Hara, Waldo Peirce, Henry Varnum Poor, Georges Schreiber, Charles Sheeler, Vaclav Vytlacil, Max Weber, Andrew Wyeth and Karl Zerbe.

    Of the above, Bohrod, Dehn, Gropper, Marsh and Schreiber will also be represented in the Museum’s exhibition “Art for Bonds,” sponsored by the Treasury Department, which will be on view from April 10 through April 30.

    Since the beginning of these Biennial International Water Color exhibitions, it has been the Brooklyn Museum’s continued aim, first, to show the progressive trends of the moment in water color painting and, second, to allow a liberal representation to lesser known men of promise as well as to those of established reputation.

    In this 12th Biennial the Museum also continues its practice of limiting the foreign section to work from relatively few countries, in the belief that the fuller representation thus permitted to each is of more interest than a diffuse showing covering greater territory.

    The inclusion of Latin American artists in this year’s Biennial is a part of the Museum’s long established program for the furtherance of understanding between the peoples of the Americas.


    Brooklyn Museum Archives. Records of the Department of Public Information. Press releases, 1942 - 1946. 4-6/1943, 049.
    View Original
  • April 7, 1943 Thursday, April 8, the Governing Committee of the Museum of The Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences will be host at a luncheon at the Brooklyn Museum before the private view of the Museum’s 12th Biennial International Water Color Exhibition, which will open to the public April 9 and will remain current through May 23.

    In addition to many of the artists represented in the exhibition, there will be present art critics, members of other museums in the metropolitan area, the members of the Governing Committee and members of the Brooklyn Museum staff.

    Following the luncheon there will be held for Museum Members and other invited guests a private view of the exhibition from three until five o’clock.

    Acceptance for the luncheon have been received from: Revington Arthur, Milton Avery, John I. H. Baur, Pvt. R. B. Becker, Miss Isabel Bishop, Mr. and Mrs. Edward C. Blum, Carlyle Burrows, Jon Corbino, Miss Lucille Corcos, Miss Evangeline C. Cozzens, Mrs. Sidney W. Davidson, Miss Gladys K. Davis, Adolf Dehn, Julius Delbos, Mrs. Mary Childs Draper.

    George Elliott, Judge Lewis L. Fawcett, Mrs. Juliana Force, Antonio Gattorno, Aaron Gelman, Mrs. William H. Good, Mrs. Bertram A. Goodman, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Goodrich, Harry Gottlieb, Bertram Hartman, Albert N. Henricksen, Charles T. Henry, Edward Hopper, Winfield S. Hoskins, Mervin Jules, Bernard Karfiol, Cory Kilvert, Mrs. Louis V. Ledoux.

    DeHirsh Margules, Miss Elizabeth McCausland, Mr. and Mrs. Herman More, John D. Morse, Isaac Lane Muse, Mrs. Rafael Navas, David Orans, Mrs. Dean C. Osborne, James Penny, George Picken, Yovan Radenkovitch, Jay Roland, Henry E. Salloch, Saul Schary, Hardinge Scholle, Georges Schreiber, Manfred Schwartz, Charles Sheeler, Jacob Smith, Oliver Smith, Theodore D. Starr, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Francis Henry Taylor, Herbert B. Tschudy, Adrian VanSinderen, Mrs. Tracy Voorhees, Max Weber, Mr. and Mrs. Harry B. Wehle and Mrs. Isabel Roberts, Curator-in-Chief of the Brooklyn Museum.

    Brooklyn Museum Archives. Records of the Department of Public Information. Press releases, 1942 - 1946. 4-6/1943, 050.
    View Original
  • April 9, 1943 Following its established precedent of making purchases from its exhibitions of contemporary art, the Brooklyn Museum announces the purchase of seven paintings from its 12th Biennial International Water Color Exhibition, current through May 23.

    The seven water colors are:
    “Road to the Sea” by Milton Avery.
    “Card Game” by Isabel Bishop.
    “Light” by Nicolai Cikovsky.
    “Reflections” by Chaim Gross.
    “Dim-Out” by DeHirsh Margules.
    “Grey Day, Franconia” by John C. Pellew.
    “Spring Chill” by Lionel Reiss.

    At the close of the International Water Color Exhibition these paintings will be incorporated in the Museum’s well-known permanent water color collection.

    NOTE: Photographs on request.

    Brooklyn Museum Archives. Records of the Department of Public Information. Press releases, 1942 - 1946. 4-6/1943, 069.
    View Original