A Century of Drawing: Works on Paper from Degas to LeWitt
This exhibition featured highlights chosen from the more than 4,000 twentieth-century drawings in the National Gallery of Art’s collection and promised gifts. The 146 works on view were produced by eighty-one artists working between 1900 and 2000. At one end of the century were pieces by Käthe Kollwitz (1867–1945), Pablo Picasso (1861–1973), and Winslow Homer (1836–1910). The latest drawings were by Christo (b. 1935), Sol LeWitt (1928–2007), and Ellsworth Kelly (1923–2015). The New York School was represented by midcentury artists Mark Rothko, Philip Guston, Willem de Kooning, Robert Motherwell, Barnett Newman, Jackson Pollock, David Smith, and Mark Tobey. A Century of Drawing was organized at the National Gallery of Art by curators Andrew Robison and Judith Brodie.