de Saisset Museum

South Bay's free museum of art and history

Faculty Choice: SCU Art Department Faculty Select Ernest de Saisset Paintings from the de Saisset Museum Permanent Collection

May 15–May 31, 2005


This exhibition includes approximately ten paintings by Ernest de Saisset from the permanent collection. Paintings featured in the exhibition have been selected by faculty members in the Art and Art History Department. Each faculty member has contributed a statement about each work for the extended label.

Ernest de Saisset (1864-1888) was a Santa Clara College student who went on to study painting in Paris at the Acadèmie Julien. The de Saisset Museum has nearly 100 works by de Saisset in the permanent collection, thanks to a donation from the Museum’s founder and the artist’s sister, Isabel de Saisset.

As a special component of the Museum’s 50th anniversary, this exhibition will celebrate the de Saisset’s role as a campus, faculty, and student resource, highlighting its commitment to integrated education.

Image: Ernest de Saisset, Self-Portrait, 1893, oil on canvas, de Saisset Museum permanent collection, Gift of Isabel de Saisset, 1.52.