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Color, Line, Light: French Drawings, Watercolors, and Pastels from Delacroix to Signac

January 27 – May 26, 2013
West Building, Ground Floor, West Outer Tier Galleries

Eugène Isabey, Fishing Boats Tossed before a Storm, c. 1840, watercolor with touches of gouache and pen and brown ink with gum arabic, over black chalk, with scraping and incising into wet paint on wove paper, Gift of Helen Porter and James T. Dyke, 2001.79.1

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

Overview: James T. Dyke is one of the most astute American collectors of 19th- and 20th-century French works on paper. Some 100 drawings and watercolors from his collection showcase the broad development of modern draftsmanship in France, from romanticism and realism through the impressionists, Nabis, and neo-impressionists. Artists working from 1830 to 1930, including Delacroix, Monet, Degas, Cézanne, and Signac, reveal a rich diversity of subjects, styles, and techniques.

Organization: Organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, in association with the Musée des impressionnismes, Giverny.

Attendance: 73,313

Catalog: Color, Line, Light: French Drawings, Watercolors, and Pastels from Delacroix to Signac, edited by Margaret Morgan Grasselli and Andrew Robison. Washington: National Gallery of Art, 2012.

Other Venues: Musée des impressionnismes, Giverny, July 27–October 31, 2013