When Paul Cézanne died in 1906, it seemed the end of the modern age. He was one of the last of the first generation of Post-Impressionists still painting, and so his sudden demise from pneumonia – contracted from an outdoor painting session no less – seemed a damaging blow to continued innovation in painting. Cézanne’s legacy, though, would go on to become one of the most influential in history. His novel approach would inspire entire generations of painters, including the young Pablo Picasso, and some have credited Cézanne’s style as being the first step toward the experiments in painting seen in the 20th century. For these reasons, Cézanne is the feature figure in one of editions of the Museum of Modern Art’s artist series. Intimately examining 10 works by the artist from the museum’s collection, this book offers a refreshing review of Cézanne’s approach and influence. Read more here.