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Important Information Inside: The Still-Life Paintings of John F. Peto
January 16 – June 19, 1983
East Building, Ground Floor, Northwest, Pod II (3,000 sq. ft.)

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

Overview: 61 paintings by the American 19th-century painter John F. Peto were selected by John Wilmerding.

Organization: Gaillard Ravenel and Mark Leithauser designed the exhibition and Gordon Anson designed the lighting for the National Gallery.

Sponsor: The exhibition was supported in Washington by Johnson Wax.

Attendance: 103,385

Catalog: Important Information Inside: The Art of John F. Peto and the Idea of Still-Life Painting in Nineteenth-Century America, by John Wilmerding. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1983.

Other Venues: Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, July 15–September 18, 1983

Image: John Frederick Peto, An English Breakfast, c. 1890s, oil on academy board, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, 1999.79.30

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