artists represented

John Russell
John Russell
Night in Salerno
c1920s
watercolour
30.5 x 24 cm
 John Russell (1858-1930) is often referred to as Australia’s ‘lost’ impressionist. Born in Australia, he spent the majority of his career in France, where he became friends with Van Gough and Toulouse Lautrec. His most celebrated and recognisable works were painted at Belle Isle off the coast of Brittany. His has been the subject of several monographs and in 2002 the exhibition 'Belle Ile: Monet, Russell and Matisse in Brittany' was exhibited at the Queensland Art Gallery and the Art Gallery of New South Wales. His work is held by the National Gallery of Australia, most state galleries and several international collections.  
 

REF: McCulloch’s Encyclopedia of Australian Art, Miegunyah Press, 2006, p 849-851