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1952 Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Sculpture, Watercolors and Drawings

Mar 13–May 4, 1952



In the News

“. . . the current sculpture annual at the Whitney, excellent as are some of the pieces, has not quite the interest and challenging effect of some of its predecessors.” —The New York Times

“As in previous annuals, the selection is indeed diverse. Included are works ranging from small traditional figures to monumental abstractions in wood and metal, from small decorative pieces to an obscure dark panel in relief darkly painted and with mosaic-like use of sharp outstanding stone points. Here are all the approaches from direct carving in stone to welding. Water-color and drawing sections similarly extend from extreme realism to utter nonobjective in approach.” —The New York Times


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