An innovative exhibition is currently on display at the Crocker Museum in Sacramento, California, that reunites centuries-old European master drawings from a number of different modern collections along the West Coast. Who are the principal players?

A number of outstanding master drawings on view together for the first time compose an innovative exhibition at Sacramento’s Crocker Museum. Opened on November 13 and on view through February 5, “Reuniting the Masters” is a brilliant display of Old Master drawings borrowed from some of the most prominent art collections on the West Coast.

François Boucher, “Study of a Reclining Nude,” 1732, red and white chalk, 32.5 x 24.6 cm. (c) J. Paul Getty Museum 2016
François Boucher, “Study of a Reclining Nude,” 1732, red and white chalk, 32.5 x 24.6 cm. (c) J. Paul Getty Museum 2016

“By coincidence or by design, drawings by the same artist, for the same project, and even from the same sketchbook, have made their way separately to the West Coast,” the museum reports. “Bringing these long-estranged drawings together again both illuminates the work and process of specific artists in the rich history of European draughtsmanship and also brings forward the history of drawings collectors, from railroad magnates such as E.B. Crocker to Hollywood actors such as Cary Grant and Vincent Price.”

To learn more, visit the Crocker Art Museum.

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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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