May 2022 Art Quiz No. 21 – The Empty Chair – Answer

Leonard Campbell Taylor: ‘An Interior’ (c.1910) Photo credit: Cheltenham Borough Council and the Cheltenham Trust’

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Quiz Question:

Empty chairs in art are often meant to suggest something significant about the person with whom the chair is associated.

Which Impressionist artist not only painted his own empty chair but also made a separate picture of a chair belonging to his good friend, a fellow painter?

(a) Van Gogh     (b) Pissarro   (c) Gaugin     (d) Cezanne









(a) Vincent Van Gogh, who also painted a chair belonging to Paul Gaugin.