Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist
- DurationFebruary 18 – May 24, 2015
- Works byEdgar Degas and His Circle
- Curated ByRobert Flynn Johnson and Louise Siddons, PhD
Featuring drawings, prints, sculpture, and photographs, all from a single private collection, the exhibition endeavors to illuminate the background and personality of Degas the individual, as well as to present his genius as an artist.
The subject matter of the works is often personal: in addition to three rare self-portraits, the collection includes depictions of family members and friends. Works touch upon three notable themes of his oeuvre: the human body, horse racing, and the ballet.
Enriching the exhibition are a selection of more than forty works on paper by well-known artists, many of whom were friends of Degas, including Mary Cassatt, Paul Cézanne, Jean-Léon Gérôme, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Gustave Moreau, Alfred Stevens, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.
The exhibition is curated by Robert Flynn Johnson, Curator Emeritus of the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and Louise Siddons PhD, Assistant Professor and Curator of Collections at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater. Landau Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA, in association with Denenberg Fine Arts, West Hollywood, CA organized the show.