John Russell and friends: Van Gogh, Monet, and Matisse

Date and time

Monday 13 February, 1–1.45pm

Sainsbury Wing Theatre

Lucrezia Walker


Admission free

John Russell (1858–1930) left Australia, his homeland, to study art in Europe and lived in France until old age. His work was admired by many contemporary artists and he became friends with Van Gogh (whose portrait he painted), Monet, Matisse, and Rodin.

By examining this extraordinary but now largely forgotten, artist, art historian Lucrezia Walker will address themes of the canon, fame, collections, and identity.

Lunchtime talks

Focus in on one painting with our talks in the Gallery, or explore wider themes in the collection at our in-depth theatre talks.

Supported by the John Armitage Charitable Trust

Image above: Detail from John Peter Russell, ‘In the Morning, Alpes Maritimes from Antibes’, 1890–91, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra