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Organized in conjunction with the Albertina in Vienna, Impressionism: Masterworks on Paper is the first exhibition devoted exclusively to the significance of drawing to the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist avant-garde movements -- and to the development of modern art.

The exhibition makes its premiere in at the Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM) from October through January 2012, presenting more than 100 drawings, watercolors, and pastels by many of the greatest artists in the history of Western European art -- Manet, Degas, Renoir, Cézanne, Seurat, Van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec.

These artists created drawings independently of painting, as they sought to create an art that more accurately represented their times.  In the process, the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists effectively elevated drawing in 19th Century France to a status equal with painting.

MAM's Impressionism: Masterworks on Paper is sponsored by Milwaukee's Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation.
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