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1949 Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Sculpture, Watercolors and Drawings
Apr 2–May 8, 1949

View the full exhibition catalogue at the Internet Archive.

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“. . . the 1949 annual is one of the liveliest and most comprehensive in the series.” —The New York Times

“. . . most of the work, from naturalism to sheer abstraction, is sound and thoughtful and technically of admitted ability.” —The New York Times

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Sara Ludy, Tumbleweeds

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