PRINT February 1971

German Painting of the 19th Century

“GERMAN PAINTING OF THE 19th Century,” an exhibition recently held at Yale and scheduled to travel to Chicago and Cleveland, is a major art historical event. Consisting of 105 paintings borrowed from German public and private collections, it is our first glimpse of an art hardly known outside of Germany. The great achievement and avant-garde character of French painting of this period has caused us to neglect work done in other countries. We tend to know about the English art of the time and of course our own, but aside from a few names and a few pictures, the German, Italian or Dutch painting of the 19th century has remained obscure. Oply in the last 20 years, with the growth of a more scholarly interest in the field, has this begun to change.

The exhibition was conceived by Professor Kermit S. Champa and carried through by him in collaboration with his wife, Kate H. Champa. From the start

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