Oct 6–Oct 31, 1944

New Names in American Art: Recent Contributions to Painting and Sculpture by Negro Artists

From the exhibition press release:

New Names in American Art, an exhibition showing the contributions of Negro artists to painting and sculpture, will be on view in the galleries of the Renaissance Society during the month of October and will open the program for the coming year.

Period of exhibition- October 7 until October 31 108 Goodspeed Hall, 1010 East 59th Street Open daily except Sunday to 5 P.M. Saturday 9 AM to 12 M.

Daniel Catton Rich, Director of Fine Arts of the Art Institute of Chicago will discuss the exhibition at the opening reception for the members of the Society and guests on Friday evening, October 6, at 8 o’clock. Mrs. Ralph A. Beals, Secretary and Chairman of the Society Committee of the Renaissance Society, will be in charge of arrangements with Mrs. Henry Gordon Gale, Mrs. Dallas B. Phemister, Mrs. Ralph B. Bettman, Mrs. Robert Redfield, Mrs. John U. Nef and Mrs. Ulrich Middledorf.

Although the title may imply that the exhibit is made up entirely of work unfamiliar to the art-public, many of the artists represented have achieved national recognition. Richard Barthe, sculptor, was the winner of both Rosenwald and Guggenheim fellowships and many prizes, has exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the country and is represented in numerous important collections. Rex Gorleigh, Director of the South Side Community Art Center is well known in both Europe and America. Horace Pippin, one of the foremost contemporary primitives, was seen recently in a one-man show of his work at the Arts Club of Chicago and is represented in the great collection of Dr. Albert Barnes of Philadelphia.

This exhibition was organized by The G Place Gallery, Washington D.C.