Amedeo Modigliani died 100 years ago, today. The Gallery is fortunate to have 12 paintings and one sculpture by the artist, all of which were given by Chester and Maud Dale. The Dales were early collectors of the artist’s work—he was still relatively unknown when they acquired five of his paintings in 1927. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Maud Dale was a tireless advocate for Modigliani, at a time when critics decried it. She organized exhibitions and published numerous texts, including a book devoted to the artist in 1929. She especially admired his portraits, calling them “the most direct, the least involved, art statement that has emerged from all the emotional searching that broke out at the beginning of the twentieth century.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ See the Gallery’s collection of Modigliani’s work in gallery 103A on the Ground Floor of the East Building. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Amedeo #Modigliani, detail of “Woman with Red Hair,” 1917, oil on canvas

Amedeo Modigliani died 100 years ago, today. The Gallery is fortunate to have 12 paintings and one sculpture by the artist, all of which were given by Chester and Maud Dale. The Dales were early collectors of the artist’s work—he was still relatively unknown when they acquired five of his paintings in 1927. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Maud Dale was a tireless advocate for Modigliani, at a time when critics decried it. She organized exhibitions and published numerous texts, including a book devoted to the artist in 1929. She especially admired his portraits, calling them “the most direct, the least involved, art statement that has emerged from all the emotional searching that broke out at the beginning of the twentieth century.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ See the Gallery’s collection of Modigliani’s work in gallery 103A on the Ground Floor of the East Building. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Amedeo #modigliani , detail of “Woman with Red Hair,” 1917, oil on canvas

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