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Paul Signac (1863-1935): Paintings, Watercolors, Drawings, and Prints

Paul Signac (1863–1935): Paintings, Watercolors, Drawings, and Prints

Szabó, George
1977
56 pages
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Paul Signac and Georges Sureat were the founders and the chief proponents of the Neo-Impressionist group of artists, the most prominent force in French art from 1886 until 1891. This exhibition represents the complete holdings of Paul Signac's work in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the majority of which are in the Robert Lehman Collection. Parallel to this show, drawings and oil sketches of Seurat from New York collections are exhibited in the galleries of the Department of Drawings.

Robert Lehman was very fond of Signac's art. He appreciated the dignified serenity and exact organization of the compositions, and he admired the free-flowing arabesques of line and the brilliance of the colors. Mr. Lehman acquired several oils and dozens of watercolors by Signac during the long years of his collecting. Many of these were given to museums and friends, but a considerable group of the artist's works remained in the collection at the time it entered the Metropolitan Museum. Therefore, it seemed natural that as part of our program of making available to the public larger segments of the Robert Lehman Collection, an exhibition of Paul Signac's works should be organized. Furthermore, for the first time, we have included in this exhibition the Signac holdings of other departments of the Museum. The drawings and oils sketches of Georges Seurat from the Robert Lehman Collection are naturally all included in the Seurat exhibition.

Met Art in Publication

The Town Beach, Collioure, Opus 165 (Collioure. La Plage de la ville. Opus 165), Paul Signac  French, Oil on canvas
1887
Place de Clichy, Paul Signac  French, Oil on wood
1887
Le Pouliguen: Fishing Boats, Paul Signac  French, Black crayon and watercolor
1928
Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde (La Bonne-Mère), Marseilles, Paul Signac  French, Oil on canvas
1905–6
The Dining Room, Paul Signac  French, Graphite and ink on Japan paper
1886–87
The Gas Tanks at Clichy, Paul Signac  French, Pen and iron gall ink over graphite on Japan paper on cardboard
1886
Windmills, Paul Signac  French, China ink and ink wash
1906
La Rochelle, Paul Signac  French, Black crayon and watercolor
ca. 1920–28
Rotterdam, Paul Signac  French, Watercolor and graphite on paper
1906
Venice, Paul Signac  French, Black crayon and watercolor
1908 (?)
Still Life with Jug, Paul Signac  French, Graphite and watercolor
1919
Tugboat at the Pont Neuf, Paris, Paul Signac  French, Watercolor and black crayon
1923
View of Les Sables d'Olonne, Paul Signac  French, Black crayon and watercolor
1929 (?)
River scene:  Rouen, Paul Signac  French, Watercolor, black chalk, and graphite
April, 1924
Petit Andely-The River Bank, Paul Signac  French, Black crayon and watercolor
ca. 1920–29
La Rochelle, Paul Signac  French, Brush and China ink and brown wash, graphite, and charcoal
1912
Village Festival (La Vogue), Paul Signac  French, Black chalk and watercolor on paper
ca. 1920
Paris: Pont Royal and the Gare d'Orsay, Paul Signac  French, Black crayon and watercolor
ca. 1929–30
Quilleboeuf, Paul Signac  French, Black crayon and watercolor
ca. 1928
Concarneau, Paul Signac  French, Black chalk and watercolor
ca. 1925
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