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The Galleries of the Exposition   By: (1879-1963)

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The Galleries of the Exposition

A Critical Review of the Paintings, Statuary and the Graphic Arts in The Palace of Fine Arts at the Panama Pacific International Exposition

By Eugen Neuhaus Assistant Professor of Decorative Design, University of California and Member of the International Jury of Awards in the Department of Fine Arts of the Exposition

To John E. D. Trask Director of the Department of Fine Arts of the Panama Pacific International Exposition, untiring worker and able executive


Introduction An Historical Review. The Function of Art. Retrospective Art The Foreign Nations France Italy Portugal Argentina Uruguay Cuba Philippine Islands The Orient Japan China Sweden Holland Germany The United States One Man Rooms Whistler Twachtman Tarbell Redfield Duveneck Chase Hassam Gari Melchers Sargent Keith Mathews and McComas General Collection The Graphic Arts Conclusion Appendix Bibliography A list of helpful reference books and periodicals for the student and lover of art. Index to Galleries

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Phyllis John W. Alexander Woman and Child: Rose Scarf Mary Cassatt Morning in the Provence Henri Georget The Promenade Gustave Pierre The Procession Ettore Tito The Fortune Teller F. Luis Mora Water Fall Elmer Schofield The Peacemaker Ernest L. Blumenschein The White Vase Hugh H. Breckenridge Winter in the Forest Anshelm Schultzberg Winter at Amsterdam Willem Witsen In the Rhine Meadows Heinrich Von Zugel The Mirror Dennis Miller Bunker Coming of the Line Storm Frederick J. Waugh Lavender and Old Ivory Lilian Westcott Hale Green and Violet: Portrait of Mrs. E. Milicent Cobden James McNeill Whistler The Dreamer Edmund C. Tarbell Whistling Boy Frank Duveneck Self Portrait William Merritt Chase Spanish Courtyard John Singer Sargent Oaks of the Monte Francis McComas Blue Depths William Ritschel Floating Ice: Early Morning Charles Rosen The Land of Heart's Desire William Wendt The Housemaid William McGregor Paxton My House in Winter Charles Morris Young Quarry: Evening Daniel Garber Beyond Chester Beach In the Studio Ellen Emmet Rand Eucalypti, Berkeley Hills Eugen Neuhaus Floor Plan, Palace of Fine Arts


The artistic appeals of the Panama Pacific International Exposition through architecture and the allied decorative arts are so engrossing that one yields to the call of the independent Fine Arts only with considerable reluctance. The visitor, however, finds himself cleverly tempted by numerous stray bits of detached sculpture, effectively placed amidst shrubbery near the Laguna, and almost without knowing he is drawn into that enchanting colonnade which leads one to the spacious portals of the Palace of Fine Arts.

It was a vast undertaking to gather such numbers of pictures together, but the reward was great not only to have gratified one's sense of beauty, but to have contributed toward a broader civilization, on the Pacific Coast specifically, and for the world in general besides. It must be admitted that it was no small task, in the face of many very unusual adverse circumstances, to bring together here the art of the world. Mr. John E. D. Trask deserves unstinted praise for the perseverance with which, under most trying circumstances, unusual enough to defeat almost any collective undertaking, he brought together this highly creditable collection of art. Wartime conditions abroad and the great distance to the Pacific Coast, not to speak of difficulties of physical transportation, called for a singularly capable executive, such as John E. D. Trask has proved himself to be, and the world should gratefully acknowledge a big piece of work well done... Continue reading book >>

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