Collecting Gauguin: samuel Courtauld in the '20s
20 June – 8 September 2013
Collecting Gauguin offers a fascinating insight into the development of Gauguin’s reputation in the UK.
The Courtauld Gallery holds the UK's most important collection of works by the Post-Impressionist master Paul Gauguin. Assembled by the pioneering collector Samuel Courtauld, it includes major paintings and works on paper as well as one of only two marble sculptures ever created by the artist.
This special summer display presents the complete collection together with the loan of two important works by Gauguin formerly in Courtauld’s private collection: Martinique Landscape and Bathers at Tahiti.
Today, Gauguin is widely celebrated as one of the most important artists of the 19th century.
Late Night Openings take place on Thursday 4 July and 1 August 2013.
Standard admission fees apply.
Collecting Gauguin is the first of a new series of special summer displays that showcase aspects of The Courtauld’s permanent collection.