John Russell is one of Australia's most fascinating late 19th-century artists.
He moved to Paris at a time of rapid change and debate about the nature of art practice, and was unique among his compatriots in his engagement with the French avant-garde.
This lecture will consider Russell’s development as an Impressionist painter within the context of his close friendships with other artists including Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, Auguste Rodin, and Henri Matisse. Wayne Tunnicliffe is Head Curator of Australian Art at the Gallery of New South Wales.
Focus in on one painting with our talks in the Gallery, or explore wider themes in the collection at our in-depth theatre talks.