The Blue Four Collection at the Norton Simon Museum


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A famous art collector, dealer, and indomitable champion of modern art, Emmy (Galka) Scheyer (1889–1945) is best known as the founder of the Blue Four artists’ group, whose members were Lyonel Feininger, Paul Klee, Alexei Jawlensky, and Vasily Kandinsky. Through her contacts with the art world in Europe and America, Scheyer acquired a remarkable collection of paintings, works on paper, and sculpture. This book presents almost five hundred items from the collection, reproducing most in full color. It features numerous works by the Blue Four, as well as those by eminent European artists and artists Scheyer knew in California.

Published in association with the Norton Simon Art Foundation

Vivian Endicott Barnett is a freelance curator, author of the Kandinsky catalogue raisonné, and coeditor of The Blue Four: Feininger, Jawlensky, Kandinsky, and Klee in the New World, published by Yale University Press.

Selected by Choice Magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2003
ISBN: 9780300096354
Publication Date: November 10, 2002
Publishing Partner: Published in association with the Norton Simon Art Foundation
496 pages, 9 3/4 x 11 1/4
498 b/w + 234 color illus.