Friday, October 14, 2016

Yun Gee 1944

Brooklyn Eagle
October 8, 1944
Int’l Print Society
There is an impressive ideal behind the new national, international and interracial art program inaugurated by Edward B. Alford in his new gallery at 38 W. 57th St. A distinguished group of young American artists have associated themselves with this promising art project. The current exhibition of oils is a virile show. Yun Gee has taken the theme of “Bronx Botanical Gardens in Winter” and produced a classic in the modern idiom….

The New York Times
November 12, 1944
A Reviewer’s Notebook
Brief Comment on Some Recently Opened Group and One-Man Exhibitions
[excerpt] Fifteen contemporary Chinese painters are represented in the exhibition at the International Print Society's Gallery, 38 West Fifty-seventh Street. Several of the fifteen were represented in a show a year or so ago at the Metropolitan Museum. Besides the ink brush painting in more or less traditional manner, a number of beautiful robes are being shown. And in another part of the gallery are several paintings in quite occidental manner by Yun Gee.

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