We are thrilled to share with you an exceptional opportunity to visit the exhibition “Durand-Ruel : le pari de l’Impressionnisme”, commented by Flavie Durand-Ruel (CC), his great great grand daughter and director of Archives Durand-Ruel.
This exhibition is the first event dedicated to Paul Durand-Ruel (1831-1922), one of the greatest art dealers in the world at the turn of the 20th century and a major figure in the history of impressionism.
From the beginning of the 1870s, Paul Durand-Ruel discovered and supported impressionist painters with flair and passion, buying and selling thousands of Impressionist paintings, including the masterpieces of the movement, often in difficult circumstances. A painting «missionary» as Renoir liked to call him, he also contributed to the invention of the modern art market and gave an unprecedented international dimension to his gallery, particularly in the United States. At the turn of the 20th century, this art dealer had established the largest European and American Impressionist collections (compared to public and private collections).
Through some 80 paintings, drawings, photographs and documents supported by detailed research conducted by the Archives Durand-Ruel, the exhibition recounts a crucial time, from the end of the 1860s to the turn of the 20th century, where an artistic avant-garde gained international recognition driven by an enterprising and inventive art dealer.
We look forward to seeing you there!
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