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John Peter Russell (Australian 1858-1930)

Russell is known as Australia's 'Lost Impressionist'. Born in Sydney, Russell sailed to London in 1880 to train at the Slade School of Art. He then made his way to Paris to study with Cormon during 1883-84. His friends of the time included Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and Emile Bernard. Having married Rodin's favourite model, the beautiful Marianne Antoinette Matiocco, he settled in Belle-Ille, where he established an artist's colony. Here he entertained friendships and worked with Van Gogh, Monet and Matisse, who all held his work in high esteem.

Russells' works are in the collections of the following museums: The Art Gallery of New South Wales, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam.