An art exhibition sponsored by the women’s division of the Jewish Federation for the Support of Philanthropic Societies opens today at the John Levy Galleries, 1 East Fifty-seventh street. More than seventy photographs and sketches by leading American artists will be on display.
The pictures were made after visits by the artists to many of the Federation’s ninety-one charitable institutions. Among the photographers whose work is on display are Edward J. Steichen, Dr. Arnold Genthe, Lusha Nelson, Margaret Bourke-White, Herbert Pels, Lena Towsley, Remie Lohse, H. I. Williams and Dr. Maximilian Toch. Paintings and drawings are being shown by Howard Chandler Christy, Boris Deutsch, James Montgomery Flagg, McClelland Barclay, Joseph Binder, E. R. Schabelitz and Edouard Benito.
Institutions from which the artists drew their subject matter include Montefiore Hospital for Chronic Diseases, Beth Israel Hospital, Brightside Day Nursery and Kindergarten, Crippled Children’s East Side Free School, Hebrew Sheltering Guardian Society, Hebrew Orphan Asylum, Home for the Aged and Infirm Hebrews, Bronx House, Mount Sinai Hospital, the Home for Hebrew Infants and the Educational Alliance.
The exhibition was arranged by the art committee of the women’s division, headed by Mrs. Lewis L. Strauss, in connection with the Federation’s 194 emergency appeal, beginning November 11, for $2,071,000 needed to complete a budget of $3,655,000.
The exhibition will open with a preview this afternoon from 2 to 4 o’clock, at which the illustrators, photographers and other invited guests will be received by a committee of hostesses, including Mrs. Sidney C. Borg, chairman of the women’s division; Mrs. Joseph Brettauer, chairman of the women’s division campaign; and Mrs. Julius Ochs Adler, associate chairman of the women’s division campaign.
On Mrs. Strauss’ committee are Mmes. Mortimer Altmayer, Louis Froelich, Frederick M. Heimerdinger, Willard Loeb, Lee Loring, Alexander J. Marcuse, Carl R. Sadowsky, Rene Seligmann, Bernard Albert Stern and Arthur K. Salomon.