French Drawings and Watercolors from Delacroix to Signac: The James T. Dyke Collection
July 27 - October 31, 2012
James T. Dyke has long been a friend and major donor to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, and is also one of the most astute collectors of 19th and 20th century European and American drawings in the United States.
The exhibition of around 100 works was selected from both works still in James Dyke’s private collection and drawings that he had already given to the National Gallery of Art. The selection focused on the deepest and richest part of his collection, drawings by French artists working from about 1830 to 1930, from Eugène Delacroix to Bonnard, Vuillard and Signac. It conveyed a rich diversity of subjects, styles and techniques and was a handsome representation of the broad development of modern draftsmanship in France from Romanticism through the Nabis and neo-Impressionists.
This exhibition was organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, in collaboration with the musée des impressionnismes Giverny.