Drawings in Dialogue: Old Master through Modern The Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection Douglas Druick, Suzanne Folds McCullagh

Publication date:
01 Jul 2006
Art Institute of Chicago
224 pages: 295 x 244mm
185 color illus.


Dorothy Braude Edinburg has amassed one of the most important private collections of drawings in the United States. This book celebrates her gift of 240 drawings to the Art Institute of Chicago. Many of the 166 works featured are well known, while others are previously unpublished. All will be illustrated in full color and accompanied by detailed texts. An introduction traces the collection’s history, provides an overview of its significance, and details its relationship to the Art Institute’s stellar holdings of works on paper.
Among the many beautiful and important drawings are works by Boucher, Watteau, Cézanne, Degas, Gauguin, Monet, Renoir, Blake, Gainsborough, Hogarth, and Turner. Strong examples of early 20th-century drawings by Braque, Kandinsky, Klee, Miró, Modigliani, Mondrian, Matisse, and Picasso are also included. Distinguished drawings by American artists complete the impressive survey.

Suzanne Folds McCullagh is Curator of Earlier Prints and Drawings, Douglas W. Druick is Curator of European Painting and Prints and Drawings, and Brandon Ruud is a research associate in the Department of American Arts at the Art Institute of Chicago.

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