The first comprehensive exhibition devoted to Ambroise Vollard (1866-1939) – the pioneer dealer, patron, and publisher who played a key role in promoting and shaping the careers of many of the leading artists during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. One hundred paintings as well as dozens of ceramics, sculpture, prints, and livres d'artistes commissioned and published by Vollard, from his appearance on the Paris art scene in the mid-1890s to his death in 1939 comprise the exhibition. Works by Bonnard, Cézanne, Degas, Derain, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Maillol, Matisse, Picasso, Redon, Renoir, Rouault, Rousseau, Vlaminck, Vuillard, and others are on view.
Paul Gauguin (1848–1903)
Manao tupapau (Spirit of the Dead Watching), 1892
Oil on burlap mounted on canvas; 28 1/2 x 36 3/8 in. (72.4 x 92.4 cm)
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
Photo courtesy of Metropolitan Museum of Art
This show was first seen at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Art Institute of Chicago earlier this season. A 460-page illustrated catalogue, published by Yale University Press, accompanies the show.
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