Overview: Tériade is the nom de plume of Stratis Eleftheriades (1889–1983), a native of Greece who went to Paris in 1915 to study law but instead became an art critic, patron, and publisher. From 1937 to 1960 he published Verve; An Artistic and Quarterly Journal, and commissioned some of the most important artists of the first half of the 20th century to produce works for it, including Picasso, Matisse, and Miró. The National Gallery of Art Library is fortunate to own a complete run of this art journal, which was presented in this exhibition along with other works published by Tériade during his career and works about both him and his legendary journal.
Organization: The exhibition was organized by the National Gallery of Art. Caroline Backlund, head of reader services, was curator.