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Surrealism and Modernism

ISBN13: 9780300102031
ISBN: 0300102038
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: Yale University Press, Connecticut
Published Date:
Edition 1St Edition
Pages: 152
Average Goodreads rating: 3.50/5 (4 ratings)

The Wadsworth Atheneum’s remarkable collection of twentieth-century art is due to a succession of adventurous directors and curators. This beautiful book showcases the museum’s holdings and provides fascinating details about their acquisition.

In 1931, the famed Chick Austin, director of the Atheneum from 1929 to 1944, purchased works by Dalí, Calder, Picasso, Ernst, and others. Austin’s successor, Charles Cunningham, added works by Stanley Spencer, Henry Moore, Maillol, and Marini. In more recent years, examples of American modernists and expressionists such as Georgia O’Keeffe, Arthur Dove, Willem de Kooning, and Jackson Pollock have also been acquired.