Exhibitions > Cézanne to Picasso: Ambroise Vollard, Patron of the Avant-Garde
Cézanne to Picasso: Ambroise Vollard, Patron of the Avant-Garde
February 17, 2007–May 12, 2007
In 1887 Ambroise Vollard (1866–1939) arrived in Paris with few contacts and no credentials to pursue a career as an art dealer. He began representing artists that were undervalued, exhibiting them at a time when many galleries were not willing to take the risk. In 1895 Vollard hosted Cézanne’s first solo exhibition, and in doing so he made the artist’s reputation as well as his own.