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From Rags to the Bible: Barry Moser

October 18, 1999–January 7, 2000
East Building, Ground Floor, Study Center

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


original exhibition poster
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Overview: Considered one of the most outstanding private presses of the second half of the twentieth century, Barry Moser’s Pennyroyal Press published what is believed to be the only twentieth century edition of the Holy Bible to be fully illustrated, both Old and New Testaments, by a single artist. Upon publication, the National Gallery of Art Library held a retrospective exhibition highlighting more than 30 years of engravings and book illustrations by Moser as represented in the library’s fine press and artists’ books collection, many of which were generously donated by Mrs. Patricia G. England.

Organization: The exhibition was organized by the National Gallery of Art. Neal Turtell, Executive Librarian, was curator.