"Artist-Craftmen of Western Europe" was organized by the Museum of Contemporary Crafts of the American Craftsmen's Council and the American Federation of Arts. It included nine countries: Austria, Belgium, France, the Federation of Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and Switzerland. The exhibit concentrated on the work of artist-craftsmen, defined as the creative individual who both designs and executes useful and decorative objects in his medium, whether ceramics, wood, glass, fiber, leather, or metal. The show was circulated by the Federation of Arts from October 1961 through October 1962. It was on display at the Museum of Contemporary Crafts in New York City from May 26 until September 10, 1961.