Legendary Dealer Paul Durand-Ruel Gets His Due in “Inventing Impressionism”

“Inventing Impressionism” at the National Gallery in London reassesses one of the leading categories of today’s art market through a fresh examination of the life and career of art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel and the artists he supported during the 19th century. A conservative when it came to politics and religion, Durand-Ruel nonetheless challenged the established aesthetic standards of the Paris Salon by promoting the contemporary art rebels he favored: the Impressionists. And now, in partnership with the Musée D’Orsay and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, an unprecedented slew of works by those artists he championed — Monet, Degas, Renoir, Manet, Pissarro, Sisley, and more — has been organized into a chronological display, touching on key moments

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