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William Spencer Bagdatopoulos, Exhibition, 1930, by Unknown, 1930, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, 2002-32222.

December 22, 1930

An exhibition of forty-two watercolors of India by artist William Spencer Bagdatopoulos, an English painter and etcher, closes at the National Gallery of Art, now the Smithsonian American Art Museum.More

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