Corot to Cezanne: French Drawings from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon of over 75 drawings and watercolors charts the history of works on paper in 19th and early 20th century France. It opens with artists of the Romantic period including such great names as Delacroix, Gericault, and Ingres, who is represented by a group of masterful portraits.

The exhibition showcases a remarkable series of works by pre-Impressionist and Impressionist artists, including Boudin, Renoir, Degas, Morisot and Pissarro demonstrating their facility as astute observers of modern life.

Van Gogh and Cezanne are present with a small selection of masterpieces, as are major figures of the 20th century, Picasso, Matisse and Dufy.

This exhibition is supported by the Paul Mellon Endowment.

This exhibition has been organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and curated by Dr. Mitchell Merling, Paul Mellon Curator and Head of the Department of European Art in collaboration with the Graduate Program in the Department of Art History at Virginia Commonwealth University.

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