Exhibition Features Intriguing Treasures from Drawings and Prints Collection

OTTAWA.- An intriguing exhibition of rarely-seen prints and drawings, including over 30 new acquisitions, taken largely from the National Gallery of Canada’s (NGC) own collections is on view from now until September 12, 2010. Central European Drawings from the National Gallery of Canada features magnificent master works by Dürer, Klimt, Kirchner, Nolde, Dix, and Grosz. The exhibition surveys the period from the early sixteenth century to the end of the Second World War and reflects the historical and geographical diversity of Central Europe. Due to their fragility these works are seldom displayed. “The Gallery’s collection of drawings from Central Europe is the richest and most diverse in the land,” said NGC Gallery Director, Marc Mayer. “Drawing represents a primary medium and it is always intimate, no matter what the scale, as it is the most direct expression of the artist’s hand,” he added.