Julia Seagraves

Julia Seagraves

Julie Segraves has been Executive Director of the Asian Art Coordinating Council, a non-profit art organization, since 1987. In 1979, she received an MA in East Asian Studies, specializing in Chinese and Japanese art and language. She was a curator for the University of Colorado Museum and a consulting curator at the Denver Art Museum. She is a Foreign Expert at Beijing University’s Art and Archaeology Department and was a professor at the University of Denver’s University College. Segraves is a lecturer and appraiser in both historical and contemporary Asian art and has authored numerous publications and exhibition catalogues.

Gustave Caillebotte

Urban Impressionist


This handsome volume offers new insight into one of the most engaging personalities of the Impressionist Movement.

Caillebotte's vivid representations of Parisian life bridged the gap between Realism and Impressionism during the 1870s and early 1880s. His Paris Street: Rainy Day and Floorscrapers — each the subject of a fascinating, extensively illustrated analysis in this book — have become icons of the Impressionists' devotion to scenes of modern urban life.

Prepared by an international team of scholars to accompany the major 1994–95 retrospective organized by the Réunion des Musées Nationaux/Musée d'Orsay, Paris, and The Art Institute of Chicago, Gustave Caillebotte: Urban Impressionist reproduces 89 of his paintings and 28 of his drawings and studies, many of them from little-known private collections. Thoughtful essays examine both his work and his crucial role as an early patron and promoter of Impressionism. A chronology, list of exhibitions, and selected bibliography provide additional invaluable information.

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