John Russell: Australia’s French impressionist
Australian artist John Russell (1858–1930) was an active and influential member of the French 19th-century avant‐garde, he was a close friend of Tom Roberts, Vincent van Gogh and Auguste Rodin taught impressionist colour theory to Henri Matisse, and dined with Claude Monet on Belle Isle. His works are held in or loaned to international collections including the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Musée d’Orsay and Musée Rodin in Paris, the National Gallery London, the as well as the National Gallery of Australia and the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
While over the years Russell slipped from view, his work deserves serious consideration in the annals of art history. This book includes significant new research and will bring Russell to life as both a person and an artist through essays on his life, work and influences and images of works by Russell and other artists, letters between Russell and other artists such as Van Gogh, Rodin, Matisse and Tom Roberts, and supplementary photographs.
- Author: Wayne Tunnicliffe and Hilary Spurling
- Hardcover: 232 pages
- Date published: September 2018
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-1741741384
- Product Dimensions: 28.0 x 23.8 cm