Manierre Dawson (1887-1969)
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Manierre Dawson (1887-1969) a retrospective exhibition of painting, November 13, 1976 through January 2, 1977, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois by Manierre Dawson

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Published by Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago .
Written in English


  • Dawson, Manierre, -- 1887-1969 -- Exhibitions.,
  • Painting, American -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.

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Statement[foreword by Stephen Prokopoff ; catalogue essay by Mary Mathews Gedo].
ContributionsProkopoff, Stephen S., Gedo, Mary Mathews., Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago, Ill.)
The Physical Object
Pagination20 p. :
Number of Pages20
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22908588M

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