Before and After Gauguin: The Art of Printmaking in Brittany, 1740‐1940

Before and After Gauguin: The Art of Printmaking in Brittany, 1740‐1940 2020-03-02T09:21:20-05:00

Before and After Gauguin: The Art of Printmaking in Brittany, 1740‐1940

February 3 ‐ May 11, 2008



This exhibition brings together over 100 prints by artists working in Brittany, in northwestern France, between 1740 and 1940.

This exceptional exhibition of rare works come from private collections in Brittany and represent this region’s rich printmaking tradition that spans more than two centuries. In the late nineteenth century, the renowned French artist Paul Gauguin was drawn to the creative innovations of the artists’ colonies  of PontAven and Le Pouldu in Brittany, and despite the very short time he spent there, he made a profound impact on the art of printmaking while in Brittany. This exhibition is in honor of Gauguin’s vast and deep influence in printmaking and focuses on the evolution of the medium before and after this  great artist.


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