LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story Feb. 7 about the J. Paul Getty Museum acquiring a drawing by Georges Seurat, The Associated Press, relying on information from the museum, reported erroneously that Seurat was a French impressionist. He was a post-impressionist.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Getty Museum acquires key work by Georges Seurat
LA's Getty Museum acquires 'Indian Beggar,' key work by French post-impressionist Georges Seurat
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Indian Beggar," the stunning drawing that marked a key turning point in the career of French post-impressionist Georges Seurat (Jeorge Sir-Ah) is joining the J. Paul Getty Museum's permanent collection.
The LA museum acquired the work earlier this week at an auction at Sotheby's in London for $4 million. It came from the private collection of prominent art dealer Jan Krugier.
Created in the late 1870s, when Seurat was about 20 years old, the drawing represents the beginning of the artist's distinctive use of light and dark shadings that would distinguish his work from that point forward.
Trained in an academic style of figure drawing, Seurat's earliest works are faithful reproductions of antique sculptures.