Letter from Erle Loran to Richard J. Wattenmaker

Collection ID:
Loran, Erle, 1905-1999
1976 May 25
Physical Description:
2 Pages

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Letter from Erle Loran, Berkeley, Calif., to "Mr. Wattenmaker," Toronto, thanking him for sending "the magnificent catalogue of your Puvis de Chavannes exhibition. I realize how much we have forgotten about Puvis and how far reaching his influence on modern french painting was." He mentions Puvis' influence on Seurat and Cézanne, and congratulates Wattenmaker on "a very important piece of scholarship."

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Loran (1905-1999) was a painter, writer, teacher at the University of California, Berkeley, and author of "Cézanne's Compositions: Analysis of his Form, With Diagrams and Photographs of his Motifs" (1943-1963). In 1976, Richard J. Wattenmaker was Chief Curator, Art Gallery of Ontario, in Toronto, where he curated the exhibition "Puvis de Chavannes and the Modern Tradition," October 24-November 30, 1975.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 2000 by Richard J. Wattenmaker.

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Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Puvis de Chavannes, Pierre, 1824-1898 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wattenmaker, Richard J. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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