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The attempt is to convey meaning and feeling through unified fields of color. As in action painting, figures often disappear entirely, leaving bands of color interacting.

They began to exhibit their work in the new galleries that were opening in New York to accommodate them. The Museum of Non-Objective Painting had opened in 1939. It would eventually take the name of its founder, Solomon Guggenheim. In January 1942, Mondrian, age sixty-nine, held his first and only solo exhibition at the Valentine Dudensing Gallery. An Artists in Exile exhibit opened at the Pierre Matisse Gallery in March of that year, and in 4 2 October 1942 Peggy Guggenheim opened the Art of This Century Gallery on West 57th Street.

W. H. Auden wins the American Academy of Arts and Letters poetry prize. 31 Mar. Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie opens on Broadway. 8 Apr. S. Senate's Small Business Committee begins an investigation of the motion picture studios' monopoly that forces independents out of business. S. armed forces in Genoa on charges that he made treasonous radio broadcasts from Italy during the war. 21 May Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacali marry in Mansfield, Ohio. 30 Oct. , with music composed by Aaron Copland.

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