One Hundred One American Primitive Watercolors and Pastels from the Collection of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch

October 9 – November 20, 1966

West Building Ground Floor

THIS EXHIBITION IS NO LONGER ON VIEW AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY.

Overview: Limned portraits, fraktur documents, and schoolgirl exercises were shown from the more than 2,500 late 18th- and 19th-century American paintings acquired by the Garbisches. Of considerable interest were the frames on many of the works; whether original or merely reproductions, they were specifically identified and described in the accompanying catalogue.

Organization: The exhibition, organized by William P. Campbell, assistant chief curator, was sent on a United States tour by the American Federation of Arts after being shown at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Image: John Spangenberg, Birth and Baptismal Certificate of Anne Andres, c. 1783, pen and iron gall ink with watercolor on laid paper, Gift of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, 1967.20.11

Attendance: 32,786

Catalog: 101 American Primitive Watercolors and Pastels from the Collection of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, by William P. Campbell. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1966.

Other Venues: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, December 15, 1966–February 13, 1967