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Forgotten Man in Art Revolts; 1500 Exhibit Their Work Here

April 10, 1934
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The 1934 New York No-Jury Art Exhibition of the Salons of America, sponsored by Mayor LaGuardia, opens today in the Forum Galleries of Rockefeller Center. Five thousand paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints by 1,500 artists from all parts of the United States, Canada, Mexico and England, will be on display.

The exhibition was open to all artists without limitation. No prizes will be awarded. The exhibition presents works, by leaders in art, prominent members of the National Academy of Design, guards at Rockefeller Center who paint in their spare time, housewives, stenographers, social workers, statisticians, bridge builders and candlemakers. The work of Authority and amateur are side by side.

Among the exhibitors are James P. Warburg, William Auerbach Levy, Paul R.Meltsner, Ben Benn, Hilaire Hiler, Arnold Friedman, Alexander Kruse, Leo Birchansky, Ahron Ben Shmuel, Marco Zim, Sidney Laufman, Schulamith SoKolsky, Edward Biberman, Jeroe Blum, Minna Blau, Stefan Hirsch, and Dr. S. B. Kahan.

The Salons of America seceded from the Independent Artists’ Society in 1917. The No-Jury Exhibition is intended as evidence of what the younger association has accomplished.

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