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The artist’s father, reading L’Evénement

by Paul Cézanne

National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
Collection of Mr and Mrs Paul Mellon, 1970

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Self-portrait with bowler hat, 1885–6 by Paul Cézanne
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Hail Cézanne

Magazine article by John Elderfield, 2017

John Elderfield lauds the portraiture of Paul Cézanne, the artist described by both Matisse and Picasso as ‘the father of us all’.

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.