Turner to Cézanne: Masterpieces from the Davies Collection, National Museum Wales

Turner to Cézanne features approximately 55 extraordinary paintings—many of which are rarely exhibited outside of Wales—and 5 important impressionist works on paper selected from the Davies Collection at the National Museum Wales. The exhibition explores the stylistic innovations that shaped the art of the 19th century, offering an exceptional survey of the evolution of modern art from its beginnings in the romantic naturalism of Turner through post-impressionism.

National Museum Wales counts among its treasures the Davies Collection, an extraordinary group of 19th- and early 20th-century paintings that is remarkable for its breadth and quality. Assembled largely between 1908 and 1923 by sisters Gwendoline and Margaret Davies, the collection is exceptionally strong in realist and impressionist works and includes masterpieces by Cézanne, Daumier, Manet, Millet, Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, and Van Gogh. Turner to Cézanne features approximately 55 extraordinary paintings—many of which are rarely exhibited outside of Wales—and 5 important impressionist works on paper selected from the collection by Guest Curator Oliver Fairclough, Keeper at National Museum Wales. The exhibition explores the stylistic innovations that shaped the art of the 19th century, offering an exceptional survey of the evolution of modern art from its beginnings in the romantic naturalism of Turner through post-impressionism.

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Publication

Turner to Cézanne: Masterpieces from the Davies Collection, National Museum Wales

Authors: Colin B. Bailey, Paul Greenhalgh, Oliver Fairclough
Publishers American Federation of Arts, Hudson Hills Press (2009)
Dimensions:  9 × 10 in.
Format: Softcover, 176 pp
ISBN: 978-1-885444-37-0

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Curator

Oliver Fairclough is the Keeper at the National Museum Wales.

Credit

The exhibition is organized by the American Federation of Arts and National Museum Wales and supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.