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American Naïve Watercolors and Prints

October 14, 1984 – January 13, 1985
West Building, Ground Floor, Graphics Galleries GS-6, GS-7, GS-8, GS-9 (3,500 sq. ft.)

American 19th Century, Twenty-two Houses and a Church, mid 19th century, water-based medium on canvas, Gift of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, 1958.9.13

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

Overview: 49 examples of Pennsylvania German fraktur, Shaker calligraphy, mourning pictures, and pastel portraits were shown from the gift of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch.

Organization: The exhibition was coordinated by Deborah Chotner. This was one of a group of small exhibitions of graphics, Nineteenth-Century America on Paper: Four Exhibitions, opening at the same time.

Attendance: 71,339

Brochure: American Naive Watercolors and Drawings, by Deborah Chotner. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1984.