Modern American Drawings and Prints from the Kainen Collection

September 1, 2014 – February 1, 2015

Location TBA

The final in a series of three exhibitions celebrating the generous bequest of Ruth Cole Kainen, this show explores the first seven decades of 20th-century American art. The 37 works on view will reveal a trend toward abstraction, from the light-dappled impressionism of Childe Hassam through the jazz-inflected rhythms of Stuart Davis to the vigorous brushy forms of David Smith. Highlights include a 1946 pictograph by Adolph Gottlieb, one of Jackson Pollock's greatest drip paintings on paper (1951), and a vividly colored gestural painting on newspaper by Willem de Kooning (1976).

Organization: Organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington.

Image: Stuart Davis, Barber Shop Chord, 1931, lithograph in black on wove paper, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of Ruth Cole Kainen