Matisse, Picasso and Modern Art in Paris

December 11, 2009 - February 21, 2010

United-LeGard Galleries

Exhibit Details

In 1947, T. Catesby Jones bequeathed to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts his collection of modern painting and sculpture, focused on the School of Paris and represented by major figures such as Georges Braque, Marc Chagall, Raoul Dufy, Juan Gris, Jaques Lipchitz, Andre Masson, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso and Georges Roualt.


His print and illustrated books collection went to the University of Virginia Library one year later, and since 1975 that group of works on paper has been a centerpiece of the University of Virginia Art Museum. This exhibit will bring all parts of the collection together for the first, revealing its importance as an exemplary instance of the taste for the art of the avant-garde during the early decades of the twentieth century — and the importance of French artists and artists living in Paris of the modern age.