Date(s) - January 12, 2010 - March 13, 2010
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Gregory Allicar Museum of Art, University Center for the Arts
January 12 – March 13, 2010
In the mid-19th century, Honore Victorin Daumier (1808-1879) captured, through his brilliant lithographs, the socio-political climate and struggles of the Parisian populace. In a prolific career, marked by a remarkable insight into the very pulse of the Parisian scene, Daumier produced over 4000 lithographic prints, published in the journals La Caricature and Le Charivari from the 1830s through the 1860s.In Daumier’s work politicians, the bourgeoisie, the art world, and King Louis Philippe, all became fodder for his exquisite draftsmanship and his quick wit. The prints in this exhibition represent a significant portion of a promised gift to the museum’s permanent collection of Daumier’s work from the collection of the Harbaugh Family.