An exhibition of paintings, watercolours, drawings and prints organised by the British Council and first shown in the British Pavilion of the New York World Trade Fair. A catalogue was published for the New York venue.

The exhibition was subsequently toured in Canada under the aegis of the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, and a catalogue published by the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa for the Canadian tour. A further 45 works, selected by Kenneth Clark, were sent from Britain to the USA to bring the exhibition up to date, for a tour overseen by the Toledo Museum of Art. A catalogue, with a forward by Blake-More Godwin, Director of the Toledo Museum of Art, and an introduction by John Rothenstein, Director of the Tate Gallery, was published to accompany this part of the tour. No ISBN numbers.

The exhibition was also shown at Yale University, New Haven; Smith College, Northampton; Albany Art Institute, New York; Montclair Museum, New Jersey 1942/43.

A selection of works from this exhibition, together with works sent direct from Britain, was shown in Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina and Peru during 1944/45.