Exclusive to the Alliance!
Works on Paper from a Private Midwestern Collection

Thursday, September 17, 2015
54 W. Chicago Avenue



Exhibition open to the public from Thursday September 17th through September 24th
Eleanor Wood Prince Salon - 810 North Dearborn Street

One of the most famous Impressionists is at the Alliance for a very limited time only … Discover an exceptional ensemble of twenty rare prints, watercolors and pastels on loan from a private Midwestern collection.

Camille Pissarro was born in 1830 in Charlotte Amalie on the island of Saint Thomas (now part of the United States Virgin Islands). He went on to study in Paris where eventually, along with Monet, Renoir, Guillaumin, Gauguin, Cézanne and Degas, he was one of the major Impressionist artists.

Art historian John Rewald described Pissarro as “the dean of the Impressionist painters” Renoir called Pissarro’s work truly “revolutionary”. Pissarro, in fact, was the only artist to have shown at all eight Impressionist exhibitions. His importance is quite unique in that, in addition to being classified as a “father figure” for the Impressionists, he also was a “father figure” for the Post-Impressionists including Seurat, Cézanne, van Gogh and Gauguin.

Almost all of Pissarro’s works, as a printmaker, watercolorist and painter, now are in museums, and therefore have become exceedingly rare. In this exhibit, we see Pissarro in the intimacy of his works on paper. 

Exhibition open during our regular business hours.

This program is made possible thanks to the Jean Bodfish Brown fund.

For reservation information call: (312) 337-1070
Please note that registrations for cultural programs are non-refundable.

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