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Recollections of a picture dealer

Author: Ambroise Vollard
Publisher: New York : Dover Publications, 1978.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A captivating account of the Parisian art world at the turn of the twentieth century, these memoirs offer firsthand impressions of Manet, Matisse, Picasso, Rousseau, Vuillard, and other famous artists. Art merchant and socialite Ambroise Vollard (1867-1939) possessed a keen ability to recognize genius in painters as well as a natural warmth and candor, a combination of traits that earned him the friendship of a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Ambroise Vollard; Ambroise Vollard; Ambroise Vollard
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ambroise Vollard
ISBN: 0486235823 9780486235820
OCLC Number: 4128788
Notes: Translation of Souvenirs d'un marchand de tableaux.
Includes index.
Description: 326 pages, [18] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Souvenirs d'un marchand de tableaux.
Responsibility: Ambroise Vollard ; translated from the French by Violet M. Macdonald.

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"A captivating account of the Parisian art world at the turn of the twentieth century, these memoirs offer firsthand impressions of Manet, Matisse, Picasso, Rousseau, Vuillard, and other famous artists. Art merchant and socialite Ambroise Vollard (1867-1939) possessed a keen ability to recognize genius in painters as well as a natural warmth and candor, a combination of traits that earned him the friendship of a generation of artists. Recollections of a Picture Dealer recounts his early efforts to sell the works of Cezanne; his portrait sittings for Renoir, Rouault, Bonnard, Forain, and Picasso; and his social encounters with such artists as Degas, Odilon Redon, and Rodin, as well as with writers Gertrude Stein, Guillaume Apollinaire, Mallarme, and Zola."--Pub. desc. 2002 ed.

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