Organised by the London Events Volunteer Fundraising Committee

Inventing Impressionism SOLD OUT

  • The National Gallery |
  • Talk |
  • Thursday 16 April 2015 - 10:45 until 12:00

A private illustrated lecture on the exhibition Inventing Impressionism.

If it weren't for art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel, who championed Monet, Pissarro, Degas and Renoir, many of Impressionism’s greatest works would have never gained precedence. This is the first UK exhibition to focus on the Impressionists’ advocate and friend, who became the group’s most courageous backer during the 1870s when their work was being ridiculed or ignored. 'Without him', said Monet, 'we wouldn’t have survived'. Durand-Ruel revolutionised the position of the dealer through his stock building, exclusivity and gallery retrospectives, turning his business into a global firm and reversing the fate of Impressionism.

Please note that the lecture ends at 12 Noon should you wish to purchase a ticket to view the exhibition Inventing Impressionism.

Exhibition tickets (£8 for Art Fund members) are available at the Gallery on the day or in advance online at:*/tab/1


This event has been organised by the London Events Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.

Venue details

The National Gallery
Sainsbury Wing, Trafalgar Square London WC2N 5DN