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    Cézanne and the Modern: Get the Exhibition Catalogue!

    In the mid-twentieth century, businessman Henry Pearlman, the founder of Eastern Cold Storage Company, assembled an extraordinary collection of European modern art. He was particularly drawn to the work of Paul Cézanne, one of the most pivotal figures in the development of modernism. Pearlman acquired some twenty-four of Cézanne's paintings, including one of the most significant private holdings of the artist's watercolors. This exhibition is the first public tour of the Pearlman collection since the 1970s.

    The vibrant colors, strong compositions, and bold brushwork of the School of Paris, including Chaïm Soutine and Amedeo Modigliani, reverberate throughout the collection. They accompany works by influential older artists: Édouard Manet, Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and Camille Pissarro. Henry Pearlman found living with these works of art in both his home and office a transformative experience, which he aimed to share with others by lending his collection. The present international tour of the Pearlman Collection has been organized in this spirit of generosity.

    To complement the Pearlman holdings, five portraits by Soutine from a private collection are also on view.

    Explore the exhibition further with the mobile-ready website developed by the Princeton University Art Museum. Learn more

    Exhibition Organization & Support
    Organized by the Princeton University Art Museum in cooperation with the Henry and Rose Pearlman Foundation.

    Support for this exhibition is provided by contributing sponsors The Coca-Cola Company and Delta Air Lines. This exhibition is also made possible by the Livingston Foundation, the Anne Cox Chambers Exhibition Endowment Fund, the Fay and Barrett Howell Exhibition Endowment Fund, the Forward Arts Foundation Exhibition Endowment Fund, Ms. Louise Sams and Mr. Jerome Grilhot, and Friends of Cézanne.