Catalogue for Monet: The Early YearsMaster Paintings from The Phillips Collection

Written by Eliza E. Rathbone and Susan Behrends Frank, with an essay by Robert Hughes; with contributions by Susan Badder, Johanna Halford-Macleod, Renée Maurer, Klaus Ottmann, Elsa Smithgall and Vesela Sretenovic

Published by The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC, in association with D Giles Limited, London
Softcover: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-9837694-0-8
224 pages

This stunning volume highlights 108 masterworks from The Phillips Collection in Washington, DC, and offers insight into the creation of one of the greatest collections of modern art in the world.

Collector and visionary Duncan Phillips (1886–1966) played a vital role in introducing contemporary art to America in the early decades of the twentieth century. Phillips considered American artists on a par with their European counterparts. He acquired and exhibited works according to stylistic affinities and continuities, reflecting the connections between various artistic expressions, past and present.

Featuring paintings by Impressionists and Post-Impressionists such as Pierre Bonnard, Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Edouard Vuillard; twentieth-century modernists Georges Braque, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Henri Matisse, Piet Mondrian, and Pablo Picasso; American nineteenth-century painters Thomas Eakins, Childe Hassam, Winslow Homer, and James Abbott McNeill Whistler; and figures of twentieth-century American modernism such as Milton Avery, Stuart Davis, Arthur Dove, Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keefe, and Mark Rothko, this book aims to re-create what Phillips considered the “life-enhancing” experience of seeing art in an intimate setting. Three essays explore the influence, inspiration, and collecting of Duncan Phillips. In addition to insightful entries on each work, the volume includes a foreword by Dorothy Kosinski, director of The Phillips Collection

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