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Painter of Rural America: William Sidney Mount

November 24, 1968 – January 5, 1969
Ground Floor, Central Gallery

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

Overview: 45 paintings and 16 drawings were shown by the American realist who had died 100 years before, in November 1868. Most of the paintings and all the drawings were lent by the Suffolk Museum and Carriage House at Stony Brook, Long Island, the rural village of Mount's birth, and the residence and principal repository of his work.

Organization: The works were chosen by Jane des Grange, director of the Suffolk Museum, and Alfred Frankenstein, San Francisco art critic. Coordinator at the National Gallery was William P. Campbell, assistant chief curator. The exhibition was circulated by the International Exhibitions Foundation.

Attendance: 30,206

Catalog: Painter of Rural America: William Sidney Mount, 1807-1868, by Alfred Frankenstein, introduction by Jane des Grange. Washington, DC: International Exhibitions Foundation, 1968.

Other Venues: City Art Museum of Saint Louis, January 18–February 15, 1969
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, March 3–April 15, 1969
M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, May 1–May 31, 1969

Mount, William Sidney
American, 1807 - 1868