PITTSBURGH, Pa (Jul. 31)
Israel will be represented by a dozen art works at the 1961 International Exhibition of Contemporary Painting and Sculpture to be opened here on October 26, it was announced today.
The exhibit, which is the forty-second of Pittsburgh’s famed Internationals, was inaugurated by Andrew Carnegie in 1896, and serves to introduce the talents of new artists and sculptors to collectors and museum officials. More than 28 countries will participate in the exhibit.
The Pittsburgh International, now held every three years, is the only exhibition of its kind in the United States. Comprising about four hundred paintings and sculptures, it ranks in importance with the Biennale of Venice, the Bienal of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and the Documenta of Kassel, Germany.
Previous to the opening of the exhibition, an international Jury of Award will meet in Pittsburgh to determine the prize winners, whose names and works will be published on October 27th. More than twelve thousand dollars in prizes will be awarded.