When Chick Austin became director of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in the late 1920s, not only did he seek to modernize the institution, he also sought to mold it into a well-rounded place for the arts both new and old. He began to obtain works by European masters such as Caravaggio, Lorraine, and Goya. This catalogue describes the museum's works, sorting them into Italian, Spanish, Dutch and Flemish, French, and English schools. Each piece is strikingly reproduced in full color and includes writings on the artist and the image.
Details: By Eric Zafran
published 2004, 182 pages, hardcover