Salon des Indépendants

Salon des Indépendants

Annual unjuried exhibition of the Société des Artistes Indépendants, held in Paris since 1884. Organized as a second Salon des Refusés, it was established in response to the rigid traditionalism of the official government-sponsored Salon. Its first show exhibited works by Paul Cézanne, Paul Gauguin, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Vincent van Gogh, and Georges Seurat. By 1905 Henri Rousseau, Pierre Bonnard, Henri Matisse, and the Fauves had all exhibited there.

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