25 May, 2006
ensor at the getty
Belgian artist James Ensor (1860–1949) was one of history's greatest printmakers. Unable to sell his paintings in the 1880s, he taught himself etching, a form of copperplate printmaking that has the expressive potential of drawing. This exhibition unites Ensor's most important painting, Christ's Entry into Brussels in 1889 from the Museum's collection, with 33 of his prints made between 1886 and 1904 and drawn from the Getty Research Institute's collection as well as two private collections.