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New Names in American Art

Recent Contributions to Painting and Sculpture by Negro Artists
October 06 – October 31, 1944

 
Henry Avery | Sgt. Henry W. Bannarn | Richmond Barthe | Romare Beardon | John Biggers | Selma Burke | John Carlis | William Carter | Elizabeth Catlett | Claud Clark | Eldzier Cortor | Ernest Crichlow | Allan Crite | C. A. Dames | Beauford Delaney | Dempsey | John Farrer | Rex Gorleigh | Palmer Hayden | Fred Hollingsworth | Sargent Johnson | William H. Johnson | Cpl. Lawrence Jones | Lois Jones | Jacob Lawrence | Norman Lewis | Edward R. Loper | Horace Pippin | James Porter | Charles Sebree | William Smith | Thelma Streat | Charles White | Ellis Wilson | John Wilson | Hale Woodruff | E. York
 
New Names in American Art, an exhibition showing the contributions of Negro artists to painting and sculpture, will be on view in the galleries of the Renaissance Society during the month of October and will open the program for the coming year.

Period of exhibition- October 7 until October 31
108 Goodspeed Hall, 1010 East 59th Street
Open daily except Sunday to 5 P.M. Saturday9 AM to 12 M.

Daniel Catton Rich, Director of Fine Arts of the Art Institute of Chicago will discuss the exhibition at the opening reception for the members of the Society and guests on Friday evening, October 6, at 8 o'clock. Mrs. Ralph A. Beals, Secretary and Chairman of the Society Committee of the Renaissance Society, will be in charge of arrangements with Mrs. Henry Gordon Gale, Mrs. Dallas B. Phemister, Mrs. Ralph B. Bettman, Mrs. Robert Redfield, Mrs. John U. Nef and Mrs. Ulrich Middledorf.

Although the title may imply that the exhibit is made up entirely of work unfamiliar to the art-public, many of the artists represented have achieved national recognition. Richard Barthe, sculptor, was the winner of both Rosenwald and Guggenheim fellowships and many prizes, has exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the country and is represented in numerous important collections. Rex Gorleigh, Director of the South Side Community Art Center is well known in both Europe and America. Horace Pippin, one of the foremost contemporary primitives, was seen recently in a one-man show of his work at the Arts Club of Chicago and is represented in the great collection of Dr. Albert Barnes of Philadelphia.

This exhibition was organized by The G Place Gallery, Washington D.C.

This text was taken from the 1944 exhibition press release.

 

   
   
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