Degas and America: The Early Collectorsby Ann Dumas, David Brenneman
American collectors, critics, and artists played a key role in introducing Degas's art to the United States. Featuring reproductions of well-known masterpieces and little-known treasures, Degas and America celebrates the artistic savvy of the Americans who helped make impressionism the most popular movement in modern art. Early taste for Degas in America embraced his work in all media-oils, pastels, drawings, prints, and sculpture. Essays by an impressive group of scholars explain how the early collectors of Degas's work helped to shape his career and our image of the artist.Authorbios: David Brenneman is the Frances B. Bunzl Family Curator of European Art at the High Museum. Ann Dumas is a freelance art historian from London. She served as guest curator of the High Museum of Art's exhibition Impressionism: Paintings Collected by European Museums. Recently, Dumas was guest curator of The Private Collection of Edgar Degas at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and for Degas as Collector, at The National Gallery, London. Richard Kendall is a freelance art historian and the author of numerous books on Degas, including Degas: Beyond Impressionism. Rebecca Rabinow, a curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, collaborated with Ann Dumas on The Private Collection of Edgar Degas and recently contributed to the publication for the Met's Portraits by Ingres: Image of an Epoch.
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