The modernity of Hodler’s art had a significant influence on the taste of Swiss art lovers and after 1900 many turned their attention to the new French painting, a move significantly reinforced by the art exhibitions staged by the Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft. However, the modest funds available were rarely sufficient to acquire works from these exhibitions for the collection. Nonetheless, thanks above all to bequests from individual collectors such as Dr. Hans Schuler in 1920 and Johanna and Walter L. Wolf in 1984, and gifts from Alfred Jöhr and Walter Haefner amongst others, the Kunsthaus now boasts an important group of French paintings in the that ranges from Géricault to Manet through to the Impressionists and the Nabis. Ten works by Monet form the highpoint, but works by the trail-blazing Post-Impressionists Cézanne and van Gogh are also well represented. This ensemble is marked less by the quantity than by the high quality of the individual works.