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"From Fauvism to Impressionism: Albert Marquet at the Pompidou"
2001-10-13 until 2001-12-30
Columbia Museum of Art
This exhibition represents a major body of work from the renowned Centre George Pompidou in Paris, the museum that holds the bulk of the French nation's twentieth century collections. Albert Marquet was born in 1875 and the exhibition covers the artist’s work from 1900 until his death in 1947. Approximately 42 oil paintings and 15 works-on-paper make up the world’s most extensive collection of Marquet’s work, and the exhibition marks the first time these works have been shown together. Included in the Columbia presentation is a portrait of the artist by Henri Matisse.
Schooled under Gustav Moreau at the Ecole des Arts Decoratifs alongside his friend Henri Matisse, Marquet was considered at the forefront of artistic achievement in France in his day. Bonds of friendship associated him with Matisse as well as Raoul Dufy, whom he painted alongside on the beaches of Normandy and Le Havre. He is most well known for his panoramic views of the quays along the Seine and the ports of the world with their docks, cranes, tugboats and ships at anchor; his atmospheric evocations of Paris in the mist and snow; and his appealing and unusual compositions and perspective. The exhibition demonstrates his virtuosity with the human figure and portraiture as well.
From Fauvism to Impressionism: Albert Marquet at the Pompidou is an exhibition from the Centre Georges Pompidou, Musée national d'art moderne, Paris. The exhibition tour is organized and circulated by ArtReach International. The Columbia presentation is made possible, in part, by Bank of America. The Museum’s Exhibition Program is made possible, in part, by the Commission of the Columbia Museum of Art.
Albert Marquet (French, 1875-1947)
Matisse dans l'atelier de Manguin, 1905
Collection of the Centre National d'Art et
Culture Georges Pompidou, Paris