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Hello: Is it possible you have a catalogue or list of works by Leon Gaspard that were on exhibition there in the OPL in February of 1923?

The show was organized by Maurice Block. My source is an article in the World Herald on October 25, 1923. Thanks much, Jenniffer Hudson Connors, Librarian at Stark Museum of Art, Ressearch Library; Orange, TX
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We did some searching in back issues of the Omaha World Herald, and it appears that the exhibit of Leon Gaspard's work was actually held in the fall of 1924, Oct. 24-Nov. 12, under the auspices of the Omaha Society of Fine Arts. I did find the World Herald article you mention, and it talked about plans for the coming year: "In January the work of Candian artists will be shown, and in February paintings of the Russian artist, Leon Gaspard, will be featured." Now, the only show held in February that seemed to fit that was an exhibition of paintings from the Milch galleries held Feb. 19-March 8, 1924, which did include a canvas by Gaspard, among other artists. We do have the catalog for that show, and the Gaspard work shown was "City Gate, Tientsin, China." Now, a show of Gaspard's work alone was held in the fall of 1924, as I mentioned above. Unfortunately we were unable to find a catalog for that show, though one may eventually come to light--we are slowly sorting and cataloging the contents of our historical archives, and we still have boxes and folders of things that never been properly inventoried. There is a description of the Gaspard show in the Sunday World-Herald (11-09-1924, p. 38); it does not name the paintings, but does discuss one which "depicts a funeral procession in Peking." Another article (11-02-1924, p. 31) mentions that three of the paintings in the exhibition were lent by Mrs. Chauncey Blair of Chicago and New York--I don't know if that might help you identify them. Anyway, I hope this helps a little, Let me know if we can do anything else.

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