Quoted a price of 15, francs, the Havemeyers hesitated but soon accepted the offer, saying that it reminded them of frescoes they had admired in Pompeii. Portrait of Ambroise Vollard, by Pablo Picasso, Cubist Period. Analytical Cubism. portrait. Pushkin Museum, Moscow, Russia. Visit trans-a.info's Ambroise Vollard Page and shop for all Ambroise Vollard books and other Ambroise Vollard related products (DVD, CDs, Apparel). Check out. In Vollard published an album called Les Peintres-Graveurs which had an accompanying exhibition.
During his studies, Vollard converted himself into an "amateur-merchant" by becoming a clerk for an art and in established his own art biography, at Rue Laffittethen the center of the Parisian market for contemporary art.
Much has been made of his physical appearance and countenance grimly described as a "large, gruff, boorish fellow" with "downcast eyes His clients included Albert C. BarnesHenry Osborne HavemeyerGertrude Stein and her brother, Leo Stein.
In he published his autobiographyRecollections of a Picture Dealer. Nearing the biography to Pontchartrain, on a very wet road, his chauffeur -driven Talbot skidded and then somersaulted twice.
Having fractured his cervical vertebraethere he lay with his chauffeur until found dead, aged 73, the following morning.
Madelaine de Galea, an alleged mistress; and his brother Lucien. Leaving on the SS Excalibur from LisbonPortugal, the ship was intercepted by the Royal Navy in Bermuda on 25 September Designated "enemy property", the paintings were stored at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa during World War II.
In gratitude, the sisters donated all of the lithographs by Rouault and Chagalland a single painting by Gauguin to the National Gallery of Canada. The remaining biography soon started appearing on the New York City biography art gallery market, where they were quickly sold.
He had often stated his wish to create a museum of French art collected by him in Yugoslavia. Vollard had put him in direct contact with the most prominent artists of the day and often asked him to act as agent for art selling or purchasing purposes.
Returning home with about of these works, he exhibited them in Zagreb, Croatia, in With the advance of German armies in Serbia, he went into hiding, along with his brother Egon, and his father and mother Roza. They placed the paintings in crates behind the wall of a farmhouse in the Southern Serbian village of Bacina.
After the war these were appropriated by the Yugoslav authorities. They were shown officially only once in in Belgrade and Zagreb under the name "Slomovic Collection". A court in Amiens, France, ruled inthat the paintings stored in Paris were to be awarded to the Vollard estate. These were sold off by Sotheby's in Paris and in London in Junetotaling 30 million euros in proceeds.