Monet and Chicago

Gloria Groom; With an essay by Adam Gopnik

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A rich and unprecedented exploration of Chicago’s embrace of Claude Monet’s modernism

In 1903, the Art Institute of Chicago became the first American museum to buy a painting by Claude Monet (1840–1926), beginning a tradition of collecting that has inextricably connected this midwestern city to the French Impressionist master. Tracing Chicago’s unique relationship with the artist, this generously illustrated volume not only features well-known works in the Art Institute’s holdings, such as the six Stacks of Wheat paintings and four Water Lilies, but also includes works on paper and rarely seen still lifes, landscapes, and photographic material from private Chicago collections. Stunning reproductions of details at actual size, a delightful essay by Adam Gopnik, and a richly illustrated chronology combine to reveal the depth of the city’s continuing devotion to an adopted artistic hero.

Gloria Groom is chair of European Painting and Sculpture and the David and Mary Winton Green Curator at the Art Institute of Chicago. Adam Gopnik is a writer, essayist, critic, and staff writer for the New Yorker.
 

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The Art Institute of Chicago
 
ISBN: 9780300250831
Publication Date: September 8, 2020
Co-publisher: Distributed for the Art Institute of Chicago
144 pages, 10 x 10
104 color + b/w illus.
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