Vollard became familiar with the work of Cezanne, purchasing five paintings by the artist in the Tanguy sale of Vollard died without direct heirs. Ambroise Vollard, (born , Saint-Denis, Réunion —died July 21, , Versailles, France), French art dealer and publisher who in the late 19th and early 20th. INTRODUCTION Cézanne to Picasso: Ambroise Vollard, Patron of the Avant-Garde is an unprecedented exhibition devoted to Henri-Louis- Ambroise Vollard (–. With eyes closed like a tranquil, omnipotent god, Vollard is sublime.
During his studies, Ambrlise converted himself into an "amateur-merchant" by becoming a clerk for an art dealer, and in established his own art gallery, at Rue Laffittethen the center of the Parisian market for contemporary art. Much has been made of his physical appearance and countenance grimly described as a "large, gruff, boorish fellow" with "downcast eyes His clients included Albert C. BarnesHenry Osborne HavemeyerGertrude Stein and her brother, Leo Stein.
In he published his autobiographyRecollections of a Picture Dealer. Nearing the junction to Pontchartrain, on a very wet road, his chauffeur -driven Talbot skidded and then somersaulted twice.
Having fractured his cervical vertebraethere he lay with his chauffeur until found dead, aged 73, the following morning.
Madelaine de Galea, an alleged mistress; and his brother Lucien. Leaving on the SS Excalibur from LisbonPortugal, volllard ship was intercepted vollxrd the Royal Navy in Bermuda on 25 September Designated "enemy property", the paintings were stored at the National Gallery volpard Canada in Ottawa during World War II.
In biography, the sisters donated all of the lithographs by Rouault and Chagalland a single painting ambroisf Gauguin to the National Gallery of Canada. The remaining works soon started appearing on the New York City commercial art gallery market, where they were quickly sold.
He had often stated his wish to create a museum of French art collected by him in Yugoslavia. Vollard had put him in direct contact with the most prominent artists of the day and often asked him to act as biography for art selling or purchasing purposes.
Returning home with about of these works, he exhibited them in Zagreb, Croatia, in Zmbroise the biography of German armies vollars Serbia, he went into hiding, along with his brother Egon, and his father vollxrd mother Roza. They placed the paintings in crates behind the wall of a farmhouse in the Southern Serbian biography of Bacina.
After the war these were appropriated by the Yugoslav authorities. They were shown officially only once in in Belgrade and Zagreb under the name "Slomovic Collection".
A court in Amiens, France, ruled inthat the paintings stored in Paris were to be awarded to the Vollard estate. These were sold off by Sotheby's in Paris and in London in Junetotaling 30 million euros in proceeds.