The Galerie Vollard in Paris was founded by Ambroise Vollard in 1894. The gallery was very successful and exhibited the work of many famous artists, including Paul Cézanne, Pablo Picasso, André Derain, Henri Matisse, and Auguste Rodin.
In 1937, Vollard commissioned Picasso to create a series of etchings that would illustrate the story of Don Quixote. Picasso worked on the series for four years, and the finished product consisted of 155 plates. The etchings were published in 1939, and the gallery held a successful exhibition of the work.
Unfortunately, the outbreak of World War II caused many art galleries to close, and the Galerie Vollard was forced to close its doors in 1940. Ambroise Vollard died in a car accident in 1939, and the gallery was taken over by his son, Pierre.
The Galerie Vollard reopened in 1945, and has remained open ever since. It continues to exhibit the work of many famous artists, and is considered to be one of the most prestigious art galleries in Paris.