Summary: HUMANITIES FEATURE BUREAU
Reporter: Peter Solomon
Release Date: March 9, 2009
Run time: 3:46
Suggested Host LEDE:
MATISSE, PICASSO, CHAGALL: AN EXTENSIVE COLLECTION OF EUROPEAN
MODERN ART BEGAN A TWO-YEAR TOUR AROUND VIRGINIA RECENTLY.
SIXTY YEARS AGO, A PRIVATE DONOR GAVE THE PAINTINGS AWAY,
SPLITTING THEM BETWEEN THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA'S ART MUSEUM
AND THE VIRGINIA MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS IN RICHMOND. THIS TOURING
EXHIBITION REUNITES THE WORKS FOR THE FIRST TIME FOR DISPLAY IN
CHARLOTTESVILLE, WINCHESTER, ABINGDON AND RICHMOND. PETER
SOLOMON REPORTS ON "MATISSE, PICASSO, AND MODERN ART IN PARIS:
THE T. CATESBY JONES COLLECTION."
T Catesby Jones was a maritime lawyer based in New York - conservative, ambitious and
a proud Native Virginian who came from a long line of lawyers and Naval officers. In
1924, the 44-year old Jones visited Paris. What he saw there initiated a lifelong passion
for modern art and changed the way he defined himself.
Ravenal: Paris was really...the center of the art world in the early twentieth twentieth