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Cézanne in Britain

Anne Robbins; With an introductory essay by Ann Dumas and contributions by Nancy Ireson

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December 11, 2006
96 pages, 9 x 11
3 b/w + 48 color illus.
ISBN: 9781857093513

Published by National Gallery Company/Distributed by Yale University Press

Though he spent much of his career in his native France, Paul Cézanne (1839–1906)––a stylistic innovator who constantly struggled to perfect his art––played a hugely influential role in modernism worldwide. This handsome book is the first to focus on Cézanne’s works and reputation in Britain, where he was a key figure in the great debate about modernism that took place in the early years of the 20th century.
Published on the centenary of his death, Cézanne in Britain features beautiful reproductions of forty works that cover the full range of his oeuvre––paintings, drawings, watercolors, and prints––along with accompanying descriptive entries. Essays trace his artistic development from its beginnings in the 1860s until his death, providing a chronological overview of his career and stylistic evolution. They also address the fascinating role British dealers, collectors, museums, and critics played in establishing his reputation domestically and abroad. A chronology and full list of Cézanne’s works in British collections complete this important survey.

Anne Robbins is Assistant Curator of 19th-Century Paintings at the National Gallery, London. Ann Dumas, an independent art historian and expert on 19th-century French art, is the author of several books, including Degas and the Italians in America (2005).


National Gallery, London (October 4, 2006 – January 7, 2007)

"An effective overview of the artist's career. All [works] are reproduced beautifully; each is accompanied by a focused catalog entry. A concise biographical sketch by Dumas is one of the best introductions to Cezanne in print. . . . A useful addition to any library's holdings. . . . Highly recommended. All levels."—Choice

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