1939 Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Watercolors

Feb 22–Mar 15, 1939

View the full exhibition catalogue at the Internet Archive.

In the News

“There is substance here. There are fresh ideas. Not all of them may be ‘important’ ideas, and a few of them may be deemed pretty nebulous or pretty far-fetched. But the walls look alive.” —The New York Times

“. . . upon the whole a heartening—in spots a really fine and impressive—show of water-colors.” —The New York Times

“. . . it is indeed good news when a large group exhibition maintains so high a standard.” —Parnassus

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