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Cézanne: The Early Years 1859-1872

January 29 – April 30, 1989
West Building, Main Floor, Galleries 73 through 77, 83

Paul Cézanne, Antony Valabrègue, 1866, oil on canvas, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, 1970.35.1

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

Overview: 54 paintings, 11 drawings, and 3 watercolors, produced by Paul Cézanne during his formative years, were selected from public and private collections in Europe, Australia, Brazil, Canada, the USSR, and the United States.

Organization: Sir Lawrence Gowing, curatorial chairman of the Phillips Collection, organized the exhibition. Charles S. Moffett, senior curator and curator of modern painting at the Gallery, was the coordinator at the National Gallery. Gaillard Ravenel and Mark Leithauser designed the exhibition, and Gordon Anson designed the lighting.

Sponsor: Gerald D. Hines Interests supported the exhibition. Additional support was provided by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

Attendance: 282,143

Catalog: Cézanne: The Early Years 1859-1872, by Lawrence Gowing et al. Edited by MaryAnne Stevens. London: Royal Academy of Arts in association with Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1988.

Other Venues: Musée Granet, Aix-en-Provence, June 9–September 17, 2006
Royal Academy of Arts, London, April 22–August 21, 1988
Musée d'Orsay, Paris, September 9, 1988–January 1, 1989

Cézanne, Paul
French, 1839 - 1906
"Still Life with Apples and Peaches," c. 1905, Paul Cezanne
Video, Released: November 1, 2011, (2:39 minutes)