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Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Paintings from the Edward G. Robinson Collection

May 10 – June 24, 1953
Main Floor, Galleries 65, 66, 67

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.

Overview: 40 paintings lent by actor Edward G. Robinson and his wife Gladys, a painter, included works by Eugène Delacroix, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Auguste Renoir, Georges Seurat, Paul Gauguin, Edgar Degas, Vincent van Gogh, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, and the American painters Grant Wood and Yasuo Kuniyoshi. Outstanding was The Black Clock by Cézanne, again featured in the National Gallery's 1989 early Cézanne exhibition. The selection of these 40 works from more than 100 in the Robinson collection was made by Andrew C. Ritchie of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The Washington brochure was a reprint of the Museum of Modern Art's Bulletin. The lenders requested that the Damon Runyon Cancer Fund be aided by contributions from boxes placed in the exhibition rooms; $341 was collected. Subsequently, as part of the Robinsons' divorce settlement, 60 paintings from the Robinson collection were sold to Stavros Niarchos.

Catalog: Forty Paintings from the Edward G. Robinson Collection. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1953.

Other Venues: Museum of Modern Art, New York, March 4–April 12, 1953