Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926) Port of Dieppe, Evening, 1882 Oil on canvas Collection of the Dixon Gallery and Gardens Gift of Montgomery H. W. Ritchie

Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917) Dancer Adjusting Her Shoe, 1885 Charcoal and pastel on paper Collection of the Dixon Gallery and Gardens Bequest of Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Dixon


Until the 22d of May –
El Paso Museum of Art
In honor of the El Paso Museum of Art’s 50th Anniversary, we are proud to bring to El Paso Monet to Matisse: French Masterworks, an exhibition of the permanent collection of late nineteenth and early twentieth century art from the Dixon Gallery and Gardens Collection which opens to the public March 6, 2011 and will run through May 22, 2011. The exhibition will feature 30 paintings and works on paper by the most influential artists of the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist movements. Works on view by renowned Impressionist painters include the soft plein-air landscape and seascapes of Claude Monet, Alfred Sisley, Camille Pissarro, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir; portraits by Mary Cassatt and John Singer Sargent; graceful images of the Parisian ballet by Edgar Degas and Toulouse-Lautrec; Avant- Garde Post-Impressionist landscapes by Henri Matisse, Paul Cezanne and Paul Gauguin; and brilliantly modern floral still-life paintings completed by Georges Braque and Marc Chagall. This exhibition was organized by the Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, Tennessee.
Featured Artists: Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, Henri Fantin-Latour, Jean-Francois Raffaelli, Claude Monet, Alfred Sisley, Stanislas-Victor-Edouard Lepine, John Singer Sargent. Mary Cassatt, Pierre-August Renoir, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Edgar Degas, Georges Seurat, Paul Signac, Henry Stanislas Rouart, Paul Gauguin, Berthe Morisot, Camille Pissarro, Henri Matisse, Maximilien Luce, Henri-Edmond Cross, Pierre Bonnard, Chaim Soutine, Georges Braque, Marc Chagall.

Hassam, Frederick Childe (American, 1859-1935) Still Life with Peaches and Old Glass, (1922) o/c, 20 x 43 ¾, F 29 x 52 Gift of EPAMA 1978.11.1


From Paris to North America:American Impressionism Masterworks

As a companion to the Monet to Matisse exhibition the El Paso Museum of Art is celebrating its outstanding American Impressionist paintings with the exhibition From Paris to North America: American Impressionism Masterworks. On display in an adjoining gallery to the French Masterworks from the Dixon Gallery and Gardens will be over thirty paintings by artists such as Theodore Earl Butler, William Merritt Chase, Frederick Childe-Hassam, Henry Ossawa-Tanner and John Twachtman who were influenced by and adopted the style of French Impressionism in the last quarter of the nineteenth century to the first half of the twentieth century. Centered primarily on the East coast, the American Impressionist movement grew as young American artists returned from study in Europe where they learned to focus on the transitory effects of light and contemporary subject matter. The demand in the United States for Impressionist paintings also increased as more and more exhibitions brought the French avant-garde to the American public.

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