Inventing Impressionism: Paul Durand-Ruel and the Modern Art Market

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Not a dealer in pictures but an apostle, a prophet: Paul Durand-Ruel and the Impressionists
Dr  Anne Robbins, Assistant Curator of Post 1800 Paintings, The National Gallery

Visit to the exhibition  Inventing Impressionissm: Paul Durand-Ruel and the Modern Art Market  at the National Gallery

Impressionism owes much of its success to the endeavours of one man, the Parisian art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel, who raised its profile and staged countless exhibitions around the world. This ground-breaking exhibition reveals Durand-Ruel’s support and patronage of Monet, Pissarro, Degas and Renoir in the early 1870s when they were still largely ignored or ridiculed, and includes a number of Impressionism’s greatest masterpieces.


Meeting Place
The National Gallery, Trafalgar  Square, London WC2