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James Thrall Soby

♂  American, 1906–1979

James worked at MoMA from about 1941 to 1966 as Curator and Competition Judge , and he was head of the Department of Painting and Sculpture from 1943–1945 .

19 exhibitions

EXHIBITIONS BY YEAR
Competition Judge
Photo of the exhibition Image of Freedom

29 October 1941 to 1 February 1942

Charles Sheeler, Alfred H. Barr, Jr., Ansel Adams and Monroe Wheeler, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Salvador Dalí

19 November 1941 to 11 January 1942

Salvador Dalí and James Thrall Soby were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Tchelitchew: Paintings and Drawings

28 October to 29 November 1942

Pavel Tchelitchew and James Thrall Soby were involved.

Competition Judge
Photo of the exhibition National War Poster Competition

25 November 1942 to 3 January 1943

Stuart Davis, Monroe Wheeler, James Thrall Soby and John Taylor Arms, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Yank Illustrates the War

17 March to 18 April 1943

James Thrall Soby, Howard J. Brodie, George Baker and William Pène du Bois, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Painting, Sculpture, Prints

24 May to 15 October 1944

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Georges Rouault

4 April to 3 June 1945

Georges Rouault and James Thrall Soby were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Ben Shahn

30 September 1947 to 4 January 1948

Ben Shahn, Dorothy C. Miller and James Thrall Soby were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition New York Private Collections

20 July to 12 September 1948

Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Paul Klee and Ben Shahn, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Twentieth Century Italian Art

28 June to 18 September 1949

Giorgio de Chirico, Amedeo Modigliani, Alfred H. Barr, Jr. and Umberto Boccioni, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Paul Klee

20 December 1949 to 19 February 1950

Paul Klee, James Thrall Soby and Margaret Miller were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Yves Tanguy

6 September to 30 October 1955

Yves Tanguy, James Thrall Soby and Margaret Miller were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Giorgio de Chirico

6 September to 30 October 1955

Giorgio de Chirico, James Thrall Soby and Margaret Miller were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Balthus

19 December 1956 to 3 February 1957

Balthus (Baltusz Klossowski de Rola) and James Thrall Soby were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Juan Gris

8 April to 1 June 1958

Juan Gris, James Thrall Soby and Sam Hunter were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Jean Arp: A Retrospective

8 October to 30 November 1958

Jean (Hans) Arp, René d'Harnoncourt and James Thrall Soby were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Joan Miró

19 March to 10 May 1959

Joan Miró, William S. Lieberman and James Thrall Soby were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Recent Sculpture U.S.A.

13 May to 16 August 1959

Alexander Calder, Jacques Lipchitz, Dorothy C. Miller and Larry Rivers, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition René Magritte

15 December 1965 to 27 February 1966

René Magritte, Alicia Legg, James Thrall Soby and William C. Seitz were involved.