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There are the two very famous paintings (oil on canvas) by Paul Cezanne (French; 1839 - 1906) on display in the West Building of National Gallery of Art:
1. "Still Life with Peppermint Bottle", painted probably in 1894.
2. "Harlequin", painted in 1888 - 1890.
There are 22 paintings of Paul Cezanne in the collection of the National Gallery of Art. Add his numerous drawings and a few prints. He is said to form the bridge between late 19th century Impressionism (Monet, Renoir) and the early 20th century's most startling new line of artistic enquiry, namely Cubism (Picasso, Braque).
He was born in Aix-en-Provence (the Provence region, southern France), once I was lucky to visit. At age 22 he moved to Paris. However his paintings were not accepted by Paris Salon. So, he worked in increasing artistic isolation, remaining in the South of France, in his beloved Provence, far from Paris. He concentrated on a few subjects: still lifes, studies of bathers, and especially the Montagne Sainte-Victoire. He painted Sainte Victoire montain located close to Aix-en-Provence some 50 times! He died of pneumonia.
Address: Constitution Ave. & 6th St., Washington, DC
Directions: Metro station: Archives. On southern part of the National Mall, opposite to National Air and Space Museum and west of U.S. Capitol Building. Map here
Phone: +1 (202) 737 4215
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