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Spaightwood Galleries

Last updated: 6/23/2019

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Paul Signac (1863-1935)

Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Prints and Drawings: Prints by Pierre Bonnard, Georges Braque, Charles Camoin, Mary Cassatt, Paul Cezanne, Henri Edmond Cross, Edgar Degas, Sonia Delaunay, Maurice Denis, André Derain, Susanne Duchamp, Raoul Dufy, Jean-Louis Forain, Pauk Gauguin, Marie Laurencin, Edouard Manet, Pierre Matisse, Berthé Morisot, Pablo Picasso, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Geeorges Rouault, Ker Xavier Roussel, Paul Signac, Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, Suzanne Valadon, Maurice de Vlaminck, James A. McNeill Whistler, and others.

Drawings by Albert Besnard, Andre Barbier, Henri Edmond Cross, Jean-Louis Forain, Eva Gonzales, Marie Laurencin, Maximilien Luce, and Georges Rouault.

Hand-colored prints by Mary Cassatt, Marc Chagall, Sonja Delaunay, Joan Miró, Henri Matisse, and Pablo Picasso.

For a review of the show that concludes, "Art exhibits in Madison rarely get this good," click review.
Paul Signac was the theoretician of the Neo-Impressionist group and the only one of the group to create and important body of graphic work based on those principles. The work we are including in our show is not particularly dependent upon his theories, which advocated moving away from Seurat's scientific precision towards a freer, more spontaneous use of color. The Oxford Dictionary of Twentieth-Century Art notes that Signac spent a great deal of time on the Mediterranean and French Atlantic coasts. His work had a great influence on Matisse.
Select Bibliography: Marina Ferretti Bocquillon and Charles Cachin, Paul Signac. A Collection of Watercolors and Drawings (NY: Harry N. Abrams, 2000); Marina Ferretti Bocquillon et al, Paul Signac, 1863-1935 (NY: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2001); Francoise Cachin, Paul Signac (Greenwich CT: New York Graphic Society Ltd., 1971); Martigny Suisse, Paul Signac (Paris: SPADEM, 2003); George Szabo, Paul Signac (1863-1935). Paintings, Watercolors, Drawings and Pr ints. Robert Lehman Collection (NY: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1977).
Paris: Le Pont des Arts avec Remorquers (K&W 24). Original etching and aquatint, 1927. Edition: 250 impressions for the portfolio, Dix Peintres au XXe Siécle. Ours is a brilliant proof on vellum. This is Signac's last print; it is illustrated in Carl Zigrosser's Prints, an important survey of the history of printmaking. Image size: 126x190mm. Price: Please call or email for current pricing information.
V. J. Roux-Champion (French, 1871-1953). Portrait de Paul Signac. Original etching for his portfolio, Dix Peintres de XXe Siécle in 1927. 250 impressions on various papers. Image size: 190x130mm. Price: Please call or email for current pricing information.

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Spaightwood Galleries is located at 120 Main St (aka Highway 140) in Upton MA at the corner of Main St and Maple Ave in a rehabilitated Unitarian Church. For directions and visiting information, please call. We are, of course, always available over the web and by telephone (see above for contact information). Click the following for links to past shows and artists. For a visual tour of the gallery, please click here. For information about Andy Weiner and Sonja Hansard-Weiner, please click here. For a list of special offers currently available, see Specials.

Visiting hours: Saturday and Sunday noon to six and other times by arrangement. Please call to confirm your visit. Browsers and guests are welcome.