Henri-Edmond Cross (1856-1910), La ferme (soir), 1892-1893, Collection particulière © droits réservés

Signac, the Collector

Oct 12, 2021 - Feb 13, 2022

For the past fifteen years, collecting has been the subject of renewed interest and has given rise to numerous studies, exhibitions, and publications. The Signac collection is a real case study as it reflects the viewpoint and preferences of an artist very active on the art scene of his time.
Self-taught, Signac learned his trade by looking at the works of the Impressionists, in particular those of Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, and Gustave Caillebotte, most of whom were in his collection. His first acquisition was a landscape by Paul Cézanne.

The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the Signac Archives. The artist’s correspondence and notebooks, in which he recorded his purchases, allow a precise account of his paintings, drawings, and prints.


Laurence des Cars, President of the Musée d’Orsay and the Musée de l’Orangerie
Marina Ferretti, former scientific director of the Musée des Impressionnismes in Giverny and specialist in the work of Signac
Charlotte Hellman, in charge of the Archives Signac

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