Paul Durand-Ruel: Friend and Art Dealer of the Impressionists
Flavie Durand-Ruel, the great-great-granddaughter of the famous French art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel, discusses his innovative principles as an art dealer, his discovery of the Barbizon and Impressionism, and his financial and moral support of the Impressionists for more than 20 years, despite two financial crises. Durand-Ruel developed art trading on a global scale and, as a result of his tireless devotion, purchased more than 10,000 pictures over a 30-year period, approximately one-third of the total number of works produced by the Impressionists.
Image: Paul Durand-Ruel in his gallery, c. 1910, photo Dornac, Archives Durand-Ruel © Durand-Ruel & Cie
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