The WPI is preparing the next two volumes of the catalogue raisonné of the paintings of Paul Gauguin to be released as digital publications at the end of 2020.
The first installment will be dedicated to Gauguin’s first Tahitian years, his return to France and his last years in Oceania (Tahiti and Hivoa), spanning the years 1891 to 1903. Commentaries and analysis authored by Richard Brettell, Founding Director of the Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History and The Margaret McDermott Distinguished Chair of Aesthetic Studies at The University of Texas at Dallas will complement the cataloguing data. The WPI is simultaneously preparing the second installment, a study of Gauguin’s Breton years (1889-1891), with accompanying texts by Gauguin scholar Sylvie Crussard. In support of this work, the WPI researchers have conducted extensive research and examined archival material and documents gathered by Georges Wildenstein, Daniel Wildenstein and the Wildenstein Institute since the 1920s. Both digital volumes will be freely accessible on the WPI website.