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Author Johnston, Sona.

Title Faces of impressionism : portraits from American collections / Sona Johnston with the assistance of Susan Bollendorf ; essay by John House
Published [Baltimore, Md.] : Baltimore Museum of Art in association with Rizzoli International, 1999


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Description 167 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
Contents Preface / Doreen Bolger -- Lenders to the Exhibition -- Impressionism and the Modern Portrait / John House -- On Portraits / Paul Valery -- Catalogue of the Exhibition / Sona Johnston and Susan Bollendorf
Summary "This book accompanies the first major exhibition to focus exclusively on the portraits made by the Impressionist masters and their immediate predecessors. Breaking free from portraiture's conventions, the Impressionists expanded the notion of a portrait to reflect not only an individual's appearance but also his or her everyday surroundings. From traditional, tightly rendered likenesses to light-filled, loosely brushed paintings, the works in this volume depict a variety of subjects: friends, family members, patrons, public figures, and the artists themselves. Reproduced are key works by fourteen pivotal figures including Gustave Caillebotte, Mary Cassatt, Paul Cezanne, Edgar Degas, Paul Gauguin, Edouard Manet, Claude Monet, Berthe Morisot, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, which reveal the astonishing originality and beauty of the Impressionists' portraits."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Catalog of an exhibition held at the Baltimore Museum of Art and other museums
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-161) and index
Subject Impressionism (Art) -- France -- Exhibitions.
Portrait painting -- France -- 19th century -- Exhibitions.
Portrait painting, French -- Exhibitions.
Portrait painting -- Collectors and collecting -- United States -- Exhibitions.
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs.
Exhibition catalogs.
Author House, John, 1945-2012.
Bollendorf, Susan.
Baltimore Museum of Art.
LC no. 99023337
ISBN 0847822109 hardcover
0912298715 pb