January 23, 1946
A special exhibition of the work of students of the Painting Class taught by Mr. George Picken at the Brooklyn Museum Art School will be held in the Art School gallery from February 1 to February 24, 1946. Mr. Picken, who is well-known for his work in both watercolor and oil and is represented in the collections of many museums and private galleries, has had extensive experience as a teacher as well. Mr. Picken says of the exhibition to be held at the Museum:
“The serious study of drawing and painting opens up an entirely new world of experience.
“When the student of painting becomes aware of the language of painting while searching for plastic expression, things begin to happen in the work. Ideas change methods. The growing student becomes sensitive to new images, to the formal meaning of shapes, movements and colors in the canvas.
“This exhibition is a simple exposition of growth upon the part of all these people who have been discovering exciting things that help along the road to expressive art.”
The students whose paintings will be exhibited are: Sydella Alper, Geraldine Balsam, Tilly Breslow, Hannah Cohan, Esther Cohen, Mollie Friedman, Bertha Glasner, Lillian Goodman, Janet P. Harris, Beatrice Horwitz, Frans Hoyer, Celia Katz, Rita Leff, Ethel Leventhal, Patricia Miller, Constance Scharff, Claire Seidner, Bertha Sturgis, Elinore Tunick, and Florence Winston. Sculpture by Sophie Siegel will also be shown.
Brooklyn Museum Archives. Records of the Department of Public Information. Press releases, 1942 - 1946. 01-03/1946, 011. View Original