Modern French Art
The Carlton Lake art collection contains works by such major artists as Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Pierre Bonnard, Henri Matisse, Georges Rouault, Odilon Redon, and André Derain, with a special focus on Jean Cocteau. Several hundred items highlight Cocteau and his connections in theater, literature, ballet, and music, and relate to his works Orphé, Parade, Les Enfants terribles, and Les Parents terribles. The collection contains Cocteau's portraits of Blaise Cendrars, Raymond Radiguet, Georges Auric, and Erik Satie, and portraits of Cocteau by Diego Rivera, Raoul Dufy, and Pablo Picasso, as well as material by Valentine and Jean Hugo.
The Artine Artinian art collection features prints and drawings of French notables, including several etchings by Robert Kastor and numerous portraits of such authors as Honoré de Balzac, Colette, Guy de Maupassant, Paul Valéry, and Emile Zola.
For information regarding other French holdings at the Ransom Center, please see the French and Italian web pages.
The Reading Room Will Be Closed:
August 30-Sept. 1, 2014
November 27-29, 2014
December 20-31, 2014
January 1, 2015
January 19, 2015
May 25, 2015
Always closed on Sundays