The famous proclamation that Cezanne 'is the father of us all' has been attributed to both Matisse and Picasso, and his influence has extended to a great diversity of artists thereafter. In this monumental book, a team of distinguished scholars offers the most comprehensive view to date on Cezanne's vital role in shaping European and American art throughout the twentieth century and into the twenty-first.More than forty paintings and ten works on paper by Cezanne - many of his best-known and most admired - are juxtaposed throughout the catalogue with approximately 120 works by a range of modern and contemporary artists who found in Cezanne a central inspiration. They include Max Beckmann, Georges Braque, Charles Demuth, Alberto Giacometti, Arshile Gorky, Marsden Hartley, Fernand Leger, Brice Marden, Piet Mondrian, Giorgio Morandi, Liubov Popova, and Jeff Wall, as well as Picasso, Matisse, Johns, and Kelly. The essays offer insights into the 'conversation' between Cezanne and each of these other artists, who stand on a par with his greatness. Among its many features, this book contains a conceptual overview by Richard Shiff and an illustrated chronology.
Joseph J. Rishel is the Gisela and Dennis Alter Senior Curator of European Painting before 1900 and Curator of the John G. Johnson Collection and the Rodin Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Art. He is the editor of The Arts in Latin America, 1492-1820. Katherine Sachs is Adjunct Curator in the Department of European Painting before 1900, Philadelphia Museum of Art.