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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.)

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

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

Peto, John Frederick
American, 1854 - 1907

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