African Forms in the Furniture of Pierre Legrain

August 16, 1998 – November 29, 1998

National Museum of African Art
950 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC

Point of View Gallery, Sublevel 1

See on Map Floor Plan

This exhibition explores the influence African chairs and stools had on the work of French artist Pierre Legrain (1889-1929), who is credited as one of the founders of the Art Deco style. Legrain created furniture for Jacques Doucet, a collector of African art.