After Jacques-Émile Blanche in 2013 and Walter Sickert in 2016, the museum has continued to affirm its desire to honour these artists who work off the beaten track, with Éva Gonzalèz (1847-1883). She was often seen as a “secondary” figure in the history of impressionism and has never had a retrospective show devoted to her in a museum. Because of the health crisis in 2020, this exhibition has been postponed until 2022.
However, the museum is still celebrating this great artist at a special show, in two phases: ▶︎ From 10th June to early January 2020: A show from the museum’s impressionist collections based around Eva Gonzalèz Dieppe Beach (1870-71), accompanied by two canvasses by her husband Henri Guérard, and the grand masters of impressionism who frequented the Channel coast around Dieppe beach, the nearest one to Paris. ▶︎ From October to December 2020: A presentation of the pre-project Éva Gonzalèz, Henri, Jeanne, Édouard, l’Art ensemble, bringing together Eva Gonzalèz’s as well as those of her husband Henri Guérard, and his stamps inspired by the works of his wife.