The Walters Art Museum Announces Gift from Robert Meyerhoff of 21 Floral Still Lifes
Drawing Gallery Focus Show
Floral Still Lifes from the Collection of Robert and Jane Meyerhoff
March 29–June 10, 2007
The Meyerhoffs are famous for having amassed one of the most prized collections of 20th- and 21st-century modern masters. Less well known, are the delicate floral still-life paintings collected by Mrs. Meyerhoff for her own private enjoyment. As a tribute to Mrs. Meyerhoff, whose recent passing is still mourned, the Walters is proud to display this group of minor masterpieces by influential artists of the 19th and 20th century. The selection of approximately 21 watercolors, pastels and drawings includes works by Delacroix, Cézanne, Redon, Klee, Matisse, Magritte, Nolde and Dufy. This group of paintings functions as a mini-meditation on this sub-genre of still-life painting as well as rapidly summarizing the history of early modernism from Impressionism through Surrealism and beyond.