Helen Birch Bartlett Memorial Collection

Medium
Signature
Inscribed at lower right: Seurat

Georges Seurat was a founder of Post-Impressionism, a movement that arose in France between 1886 and 1906. Seurat rejected the spontaneity of Impressionism in favor of a more methodical technique grounded in science and the study of optics, known as Pointillism. Included in the last Impressionist exhibition in Paris in 1886, Seurat’s most famous painting, A Sunday on La Grande Jatte (1884), features the small, layered brushstrokes of complementary and contrasting hues that he championed.

High auction record
$34.1m, Christie's, 2018
Collected by major museums
Tate, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, J. Paul Getty Museum, Yale University Art Gallery
Selected exhibitions
2021
PointillismBAILLY GALLERY
2019
The Courtauld Collection: A Vision for ImpressionismFondation Louis Vuitton
2015
Intimate Impressionism from the National Gallery of ArtSeattle Art Museum
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A Sunday on La Grande Jatte -- 1884, 1884 -86

Oil on canvas
81 7/10 × 121 3/10 in
207.5 × 308.1 cm
Location
Chicago
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Helen Birch Bartlett Memorial Collection

Medium
Signature
Inscribed at lower right: Seurat

Georges Seurat was a founder of Post-Impressionism, a movement that arose in France between 1886 and 1906. Seurat rejected the spontaneity of Impressionism in favor of a more methodical technique grounded in science and the study of optics, known as Pointillism. Included in the last Impressionist exhibition in Paris in 1886, Seurat’s most famous painting, A Sunday on La Grande Jatte (1884), features the small, layered brushstrokes of complementary and contrasting hues that he championed.

High auction record
$34.1m, Christie's, 2018
Collected by major museums
Tate, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, J. Paul Getty Museum, Yale University Art Gallery
Selected exhibitions (3)
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