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Matisse, Picasso, and Modern Art in Paris

The T. Catesby Jones Collections at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the University of Virginia Art Museum
Virginia Museum Of Fine Arts

BUY Paper · 160 pp. · 9.125 × 11.125 · ISBN 9780917046889 · $39.95 · Feb 2009

A New York lawyer with Virginia roots, T. Catesby Jones acquired an extraordinary collection of paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures by some sixty artists working in Paris during the early twentieth century. Jones's collection of almost three hundred works, divided between two Virginia institutions after his death, is reunited here in an illustrated catalogue with a full-color checklist accompanied by entries on twenty-four of the artists. Some are the best-known figures of this crucial era (Matisse, Picasso, Braque, Masson, Lipchitz); others are now less familiar (Lurcat, Bauchant, Marcoussis). Considered together, they provide a comprehensive view of modern art in Paris up to World War II and bring Jones's legacy to a wide audience for the first time.

Distributed for the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

About the Author(s): 

John Ravenal is the Sydney and Frances Lewis Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Matthew Affron is Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Virginia and curator of contemporary art for the University of Virginia Art Museum.

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