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Art Exhibition by Men of the Armed Forces

July 5 – August 2, 1942
Ground Floor, Central Gallery

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.

Overview: 117 works in oil, watercolor, tempera, pencil, and crayon by 83 artists were shown. They had been selected for prizes and this exhibition by a committee of 5 judges. More than 1,500 entries were received in an art competition sponsored by Life magazine, which was open to all personnel of the Army, Navy, Air Corps, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. The only condition regarding subject matter was that it relate to scenes and events connected with the artists' own experience while on active duty. Under the auspices of the American Federation of Arts, the exhibition toured the United States with stops including Saint Paul, Baltimore, and Syracuse.

Catalog: Art Exhibition by Men of the Armed Forces. New York: Time, Inc., 1942.

Other Venues: Saint Paul
Syracuse and elsewhere