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1945 Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting
Nov 27, 1945–Jan 10, 1946

View the full exhibition catalogue at the Internet Archive.

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Learn more about the Whitney Biennial, the longest-running survey of American art.

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“For whatever reason you care to assign, I found the show peculiarly well stocked with esthetic nourishment.” —The New York Times

“. . . for the most part the pictures are alive and fresh and challenging. I think that this is all in all perhaps the best annual the Whitney has ever produced.” —The New York Times



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

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