Souvenirs d'un marchand de tableaux - Ambroise Vollard
Ambroise Vollard (1866-1939), an outstanding gallery owner, art dealer and talent scout, became the symbol of a prodigious success in a risky business. Thanks to his exceptional intuition, he revealed to the world the greatest artists, including Gauguin, Matisse, Cézanne, Renoir and Picasso.
In these Memories, he looks back on the successive stages of a career that was entirely marked by daring. He recounts, in short bursts, the successes of his discoveries, his disappointments in the face of failures, and then the debates that his very avant-garde choices did not fail to provoke in the art market. He evokes the friendships he had with his protégés - Manet, the Douanier Rousseau, Degas, Rodin -, their confidences, and makes us relive the great hours of his famous gallery in the rue Laffitte, in Paris. His accounts and analyses, always picturesque and often tinged with humour, make Souvenirs d'un marchand de tableaux a reference in the history of modern art.
- Publication year
- 10.80 x 17.80
- Nouveau monde
- Exhibitions, Icons of Modern Art, The Morozov Collection