Pierre Daura (1896–1976): Picturing Attachments

February 21, 2015 - April 19, 2015
Rachel Cosby Conway, Alfred Heber Holbrook, Charles B. Presley Family and Lamar Dodd Galleries

This exhibition is the first one devoted to the many works that the Catalan-American painter Pierre Daura created throughout his career in response to his personal relationships. His courtship, his marriage to an American, the birth of his daughter Martha, his family’s home life in St. Cirq-La-Popie, his service in the Spanish Civil War, his exile to the United States during World War II and his wife’s illness and death represent events to which Daura responded with deeply personal images that can be counted among his most beautiful, original and moving works, whether on paper, canvas or wood. Organized by the Indiana University Art Museum in Bloomington, Ind., this exhibition was made possible through the generous support of the Daura Foundation and the IU Art Museum’s Arc Fund and will be on view at IUAM, the Daura Gallery in Lynchburg, Va., and the Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art at the University of Richmond Museums. Research was supported by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the Daura Foundation and IU’s New Frontiers grant program. Special thanks are due to Martha Daura and to William U. Eiland, director of the Georgia Museum of Art, our partner in this project. This exhibition and the accompanying catalogue are dedicated to Thomas W. Mapp and Andrew W. Ladis.

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In-House Curator

Laura Valeri, associate curator of European art


Adelheid Gealt, director, Indiana University Art Museum