Dorothy Dehner (American, 1901–1994). Chinese Holiday, 1954, ink and watercolor on laid paper, 153/8" x 203/16", Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia; museum purchase with funds provided by the bequest of Leighton Ballew
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Modern Drawings from the Ceseri Collection
and the Georgia Museum of Art

Organized by Carol Nathanson, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio
In cooperation with the Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, Athens
MARCH 24–MAY 28, 2006

This selection of modern drawings features work from the Georgia Museum of Art and an amazing collection on extended loan to that museum from one of their generous patrons, Giuliano Cesari, whose passion for collecting works on paper extends from Renaissance images to the present. We are grateful to Carol Nathanson, Associate Professor of Art History from Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio for her curatorial expertise in this reduced version of her original more comprehensive survey which included work that ranged from the mid 19th century to the late 20th century by both American and European artists. Evident is the broad range of ideas and styles that signify the many variations of the modernist aesthetic, the diversity of media explored including ink, graphite, pastel and watercolor by such esteemed artists as Charles Burchfield, Giorgio de Chirico, Elaine De Kooning and Robert Motherwell among many others. This exhibition illustrates the diversity of sensibilities and directions that fall under the rubric of Modernism and offers an opportunity to examine the most basic process of making art – the immediacy and elemental importance of drawing.


William Glackens (American, 1870–1938). Curb Exchange #1, 1907–1910, crayon and watercolor on paper, 245/8" x 193/16" (image), Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia; university purchase