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1939 Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Watercolors
Feb 22–Mar 15, 1939

View the full exhibition catalogue at the Internet Archive.

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“There is substance here. There are fresh ideas. Not all of them may be ‘important’ ideas, and a few of them may be deemed pretty nebulous or pretty far-fetched. But the walls look alive.” —The New York Times

“. . . upon the whole a heartening—in spots a really fine and impressive—show of water-colors.” —The New York Times

“. . . it is indeed good news when a large group exhibition maintains so high a standard.” —Parnassus



A 30-second online art project:
Ryan Kuo, Hateful Little Thing

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