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Exhibition Celebrates A Collector Who Transformed The National Gallery Of Art

WASHINGTON, DC.- New York investment broker Chester Dale’s 1962 bequest made the National Gallery of Art one of the leading repositories in North America of French art of the late-19th and early 20th centuries. “From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection”, on view in the Gallery’s West Building from January 31, 2010 through July 31, 2011, will bring together 81 of the finest French and American paintings that Dale and his wife Maud, an artist and critic, assembled from the 1920s through the 1950s. The exhibition and its accompanying book will explore the Dales’ passion and talent for acquiring great art. Many of the works in the show are among the most renowned masterpieces in the history of art, but due to a stipulation in the bequest, may only be seen at the National Gallery of Art in