This two-day conference accompanies the ground-breaking exhibition Inventing Impressionism now on at the National Gallery, about Paul Durand-Ruel, the forward-thinking Parisian art dealer who discovered and supported the Impressionists, creating a market for their work in France and abroad, and inventing the profession of the modern art dealer. Sessions led by the exhibition curators and renowned experts from Europe and America, including descendants of Paul Durand-Ruel, will address aspects of the dealer’s practice and achievements. New discoveries relating to the exhibition will be explored across a series of talks and conversations.
Day 1 at the Institut français will feature two talks and an exclusive screening of Sandra Paugam’s documentary, Paul Durand-Ruel, le marchand des Impressionnistes (2014).
Day 2 will be held at the National Gallery.
25 Apr: See National Gallery website
The event has now finished