The Georgia Museum of Art is presenting two exhibitions of work by Pierre Daura, Pierre Daura (1896-1976): Picturing Attachments and Small Truths: Pierre Daura’s Life and Vision. Both exhibitions are on display until April 19.
Picturing Attachments, organized by Adelheid Gealt, former director of the Indiana University Art Museum, focuses on Daura’s portraits of his family throughout his career. Inspired by events such as his marriage to Louise Heron Blair, the birth of their daughter Martha, their life in St. Cirq-Lapopie, his service in the Spanish Civil War, his exile to the U.S. during World War II and Louise’s illness and death, Daura’s images of his family constitute a kind of visual autobiography.
Small Truths: Pierre Daura’s Life and Vision, organized by Lynn Boland, the museum’s Pierre Daura Curator of European Art, draws its works from the Daura Center Collection, a gift from Martha. The exhibition helps round out the picture of Daura’s career, including some of his abstractions.