June 9 to September 3, 2001
The Provincial Museum is the launch site and the only North American venue for this
Monsieur Noël Coret, Curator and author from Gatien-Bonnet Museum, Lagny,
Number of Paintings
This exhibition showcases 207 original watercolour, gouache, oil and pastel paintings.
The design allows visitors to imagine that they are strolling through a Parisian
boulevard alive with flowers and trees while admiring splendid works of art.
The paintings by Ed o u a rd Cortès and his contemporaries are grouped into four themes:
i Creative Influences
Intriguing Hi g h l i g h t s
i Of the original works on display, two are by a master of French Impressionism,
i Two of the paintings on display by Ed o u a rd Cortès are from the Ed m o n t o n’s
Mc Dougall Collection, which was donated to the Provincial Museum of Alberta in 1989.
Nineteen artists accompany the Cortès collection in this exhibition:
Albert André (1869 – 1954)
Pierre Montézin (1974 – 1946)
Antoine Blanchard (1919 – 1988)
Fernand Pinal (1881 – 1958)
Antonio Cortès (1827 – 1908)
Paulemile Pissaro (1882 – 1974)
Marcel Dyf (1899 – 1985)
Denis-Henri Ponchon (n.d.)
Jules Hervé (1887 – 1981)
Auguste Renoir (1841 – 1919)
Galien-Laloue (1854 – 1941)
Pierre Sicard (1900 – 1980)
Henri Lebasque (1854 – 1937)
Constant Troyon (1810 – 1865)
Albert Lebourg (1849 – 1828)
Luigi Loir (1845 – 1916)
Léon Lhermitte (1844 – 1925)
Louis Valtat (1869 – 1952)
Maximilien Luce (1858 – 1941)
Exhibition Destination The Gatien-Bonnet Museum in Lagny, France will be the next venue to host the
exhibition, Edouard Cortès (1882 – 1969) Paris and the French Countryside Revealed.
Lagny is the birthplace of Cortès.
Impressionism: The French Impressionist style of painting is characterized by the
attempt to accurately and objectively record visual reality through the use of unmixed