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Peter Burr, Sunshine Monument

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1947 Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting

Dec 6, 1947–Jan 25, 1948

View the full exhibition catalogue at the Internet Archive.

In the News

“Both in color and in subject style matter—and in stridently stressed design also—the exhibition is a bit on the clamorous side.” —The New York Times

“. . . a decidedly stimulating event, representing the cross-currents of art today from realism to nonobjectivism.” —The New York Times

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