Sur Papier, or On Paper, was organized to complement Monet to Matisse: A Century of French Moderns, and is drawn entirely from the McNay’s outstanding collection of modern French prints. This exhibition showcases works on paper by many of the artists in Monet to Matisse, which traces the development of modern French art from the realism of Henri Fantin-Latour and Édouard Manet, to the intimate Impressionism of Edgar Degas and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, to the sensuous lines of Henri Matisse and the dream-like works of Marc Chagall.
Some of the other artists in Sur Papier are Jean-François Millet, Jacques Villon, Paul Cezánne, Berthe Morisot, Édouard Vuillard, Odilon Redon, Raoul Dufy, Robert Delaunay, and Fernand Léger.
This exhibition is a great opportunity to see treasures from the collection that haven’t been on public view in over twenty-five years.
This exhibition is organized by the McNay Art Museum. The Elizabeth Huth Coates Exhibition Endowment and the Arthur and Jane Stieren Fund for Exhibitions are lead sponsors.
Marc Chagall, Springtime in the Meadow from Daphnis and Chloe (detail), 1961. Lithograph. Collection of the McNay Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Jerry Lawson. © 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris.