Book Description: Paul-Ferdinand Gachet (1828-1909), a physician and amateur painter, was among the first to appreciate the work of Van Gogh, Cezanne, Pissarro and other Impressionists and Post-Impressionists. He befriended many artists, and bought and received as gifts a large number of artworks, including masterpieces such as Van Gogh's "Church at Auvers" and Cezanne's "A Modern Olympia". Beginning in 1949, Gachet's children made a series of major donations to the French state from their father's extraordinary collection. Published to accompany an international exhibition, this volume presents the entire Gachet donation of paintings, drawings, prints, and even memorabilia, and also provides information on the works and the copies of them. An essay describes the eventful lives of the Gachets and their close relationships with Cezanne, Van Gogh and others.