External Links

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Société Paul Cézanne

Developed by the Société, this site focuses on Cézanne 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 Cézanne’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 Cézanne experts (art historians, writers, curators, academics, and researchers), the Société Paul Cézanne 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, such as this article below:

Cézanne and the Past: Tradition and Creativity (translation by John Batki, summary by Anna Zsófia Kovács after curator Judit Geskó’s introduction to the exhibition catalogue), from the exhibition by the same name at the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest.


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 Cézanne and other impressionist and post-impressionist artists, include working files for his two major Cézanne 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 Merion, Pennsylvania, and “preserve historical records documenting the activities of the Foundation [and] its collections. Of particular interest to Cézanne 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 Cézanne’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 Cézanne: 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.

Page citation: Feilchenfeldt, Walter, Jayne Warman, and David Nash. "External Links." The Paintings of Paul Cézanne: An Online Catalogue Raisonné. http://cezannecatalogue.com/page/index.php?id=external (accessed December 13, 2018).