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Société Paul Cezanne
Developed by the Société, this site focuses on Cezanne the man and painter. It not only includes biographical information about the artist, but about his family, friends and fellow painters. An extensive chronology and essays on Cezanne’s motifs, studios and techniques, for example, complement the visual, factual and primary source material garnered from the catalogue raisonné website.
Comprised of internationally recognized Cezanne experts (art historians, writers, curators, academics, and researchers), the Société Paul Cezanne was founded in 1998 as a tribute to John Rewald (1912–94). It is the Société's mission to bring scholarly studies to a wider audience. Many contributions to the Société’s publications and colloquia can be viewed on this site.
John Rewald Papers
Art historian John Rewald left his papers (1922–98) to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., where they can be consulted by appointment. The files, accumulated during his lifetime of research on Cezanne and other impressionist and post-impressionist artists, include working files for his two major Cezanne publications: Paul Cézanne: The Watercolors (1983) and The Paintings of Paul Cézanne (1996).
The National Gallery of Art Archives are open by appointment only.
A finding aid for the John Rewald Papers is available on the NGA site.
The Barnes Foundation Archives
These archives are housed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and “preserve historical records documenting the activities of the Foundation [and] its collections. Of particular interest to Cezanne scholars and researchers are the President’s Files and Collection Information Records, as well as The Art of Cézanne manuscripts.
The Barnes Foundation Archives are open by appointment.
Finding aids are available on the Foundation site.
The Paul Rosenberg Archives
Paul Rosenberg (1881–1959) was a prominent art dealer in Paris and New York and the the publisher of the first catalogue raisonné of Cézanne’s oeuvre by Lionello Venturi in 1936.
As stated on their website “The Paul Rosenberg Archives comprise numerous sale records, photographs of every work in the galleries' inventories, correspondence, exhibition files, photographs of installations, and other published and unpublished artistic, literary, professional, and historical documents representing the careers of Rosenberg and his son Alexandre (art dealer, gallery director and founding president of the Art Dealers Association of America), and notable friends…. The invaluable documents include: inventory cards, arranged by artist, accession, client or sale date; photographic prints and negatives of various format and of excellent quality of virtually every work in the gallery's inventory, arranged by artist; bills, statements, and insurance documents arranged chronologically and alphabetically; files concerning exhibitions and photographs of their installations.”
The Archive was given to the Museum of Modern Art, New York, by Elaine and Alexandre Rosenberg and may be consulted by appointment.
The Lionello Venturi Archive
The Archive of Lionello Venturi (Archivio di Lionello Venturi), Italian art historian and author of the first catalogue raisonné of Cezanne’s oeuvre in 1936, is a research center created in 1997 as part of the Department of Art History and Performance at Sapienza University of Rome.
The Archive is composed of 428 boxes of miscellaneous documents, illustrating Venturi’s long and distinguished history of academic achievement. The nucleus of this archive is dedicated to his scholarship on Cezanne: the “Cézanne Series” conserves all of the material Venturi collected for the first and proposed second edition of the catalogue raisonné and is currently the focus of special research projects.
The Archive of Lionello Venturi is open to scholars only by appointment.
Finding aids are available on the Archive site.