A Friend of Cézanne and Van Gogh: Doctor Gachet (1828-1909)
This exhibition was originally announced for the Musée d'Orsay, but it has been transferred to the Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais. It pays homage to a quite extraordinary amateur of painting, the doctor Paul Gachet, who was himself a painter and engraver as well as a medical doctor and a close friend of Cézanne, Pissarro, Guillaumin, Monet and Renoir from the early days of Impressionism. He is particularly well known for having welcomed Vincent van Gogh to Auvers-sur-Oise during the last weeks of his life in 1890. A large part of his collections was given to French national museums by his children in the years 1949 to 1958.