One Hundred One American Primitive Watercolors and Pastels from the Collection of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch
October 9 – November 20, 1966
Ground Floor, Central Gallery
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.
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