Colin B. Bailey

Colin B. Bailey was formerly Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator of The Frick Collection. His is currently Director of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

 

Poussin, Claude, and their World: Seventeenth-Century French Drawings from the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris, September 18 through December 1, 2002

Masterpieces of European Painting from the Toledo Museum of Art, October 29, 2002 through January 5, 2003

Mantegna to Matisse: Master Drawings from The Courtauld Gallery, October 2, 2012 through January 27, 2013

Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Hals: Masterpieces from the Mauritshuis, October 22, 2013 through January 19, 2014

"Up and Down the Garden Path: Secrets of La Promenade Revealed," by Colin B. Bailey, The Frick Collection, and Charlotte Hale, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Saturday, May 5, 2012.  The Frick's Promenade is the most important Impressionist painting acquired by Henry Clay Frick. In researching this well-known work for the exhibition Renoir, Impressionism, and Full-Length Painting, many technical and documentary discoveries were made.

Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Hals: Masterpieces of Dutch Painting from the Mauritshuis

October 22, 2013 to January 19, 2014 The Frick Collection was the final American venue of a global tour of paintings from the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis in The Hague, the Netherlands.

There is a long tradition in Western European art of the full-length format. The Frick's Colin B. Bailey examines the sort of art Renoir was looking back to when, during the 1870s and early '80s, as a founding Impressionist, he chose this format to paint some of his most joyful and ambitious pictures of everyday life in the metropolis.

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