Gauguin Drawings from the Armand Hammer Collection: Selections from Breton Sketchbook No. 16
West Building

Overview: The latest in an exhibition series celebrating the Armand Hammer Collection gift of drawings, this installation features 36 pages from a sketchbook used by Paul Gauguin (1848–1902) between 1884 and 1888, a period of enormous upheaval and change in his life. Separated from his family, he led a nomadic existence, roaming from Paris and Brittany to Martinique, London, and Arles. Breton Sketchbook No. 16 reveals rapid jottings of the people, places, and things that caught Gauguin's interest during his travels.

Organization: Organized by the National Gallery of Art.

Passes: Admission is always free and passes are not required.

Image: Paul Gauguin, Monkey and Cottage; Little Breton Boy [recto], 1884-1888, graphite and crayon on wove paper, The Armand Hammer Collection, 1991.217.32.a

Related Artists

Gauguin, Paul
, 1848 - 1903

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