Friday, 26 December 2014


Recognize him? Of course not. But he's the art dealer who foisted impressionism upon a sceptical world and who founded the modern art market in the process. His name was Paul Durand-Ruel, painted here by Pierre-Auguste Renoir in 1910. Durand-Ruel bought and promoted the work of a group of young artists which included Monet, Degas, Manet, Renoir, Pissarro and Sisley. The National Gallery is bringing together around 85 works, some of them never seen in the UK before. Inventing Impressionism is the UK's first major exhibition devoted to Durand-Ruel. It opens in the Sainsbury Wing on 4 March 2015, cost £18 or £14 for silver surfers (CLICK).


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