The School of Paris: An exhibition of original works on paper by Georges Braque, Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Pablo Picasso

7 - 30 October 2021

A collection of original works on paper by some of the most influential names from the twentieth century.


Following a major exhibition of works on paper by Picasso earlier this summer, David Simon Contemporary presents an important collection of original, signed works by these Modern Masters, giving a unique opportunity to acquire museum-quality works throughout October. Exceptional drawings by Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse and Joan Miró are shown with rare, signed original linocuts, lithographs and etchings by Georges Braque, Salvador Dali, and Pablo Picasso.

During the nineteenth century Paris, became the centre of a powerful national school of painting and sculpture, culminating in the defining innovations of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism. It became a mecca for artists from all over the world and the birthplace for some of the principal innovations of Modern Art, notably Fauvism, Cubism and Surrealism. The primary chefs d'école were Pablo Picasso, who settled in Paris from his native Spain in 1904; Henri Matisse; The Russian painter, Marc Chagall lived in Paris from 1910-14 and then again from 1923-39 and 1947-9, after which he moved to the South of France. Salvador Dali spent time in Paris between 1928 - 1937, officially joining the Surrealism Group and later had a number of retrospective exhibition in the 1970s.

A diversion from the contemporary British painters usually seen at this Somerset gallery, this carefully researched and curated collection eloquently tells the story of this seminal period in modern art and transports the viewer to Bohemian Paris.