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June 4 - September 4, 2006

The Clark Brothers: An Introduction
Impressionism
Renoir
American Paintings
Modern Art

Video Introduction and Audio Tour
Checklist
Exhibition Catalogue
Press
Visitor Information

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"People are crazy about Renoir," Sterling Clark commented in his diary, and he himself was certainly among them. He acquired a total of thirty-nine paintings by the artist, whom he considered "a great master." Stephen Clark, too, collected Renoir's works, acquiring seven paintings despite his occasional uncertainty about Impressionism. Indeed, his portrait of Madame Henriot was among his largest and most expensive purchases, but as he explained to the dealer, "it is, however, such a beautiful picture that I would be willing to buy it . . . in spite of the fact that I don't quite know what to do with it."



© 2006 Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute