John Peter Russell (1858-1930) Australia

Biographical Information

Born in New South Wales in 1859, Russell studied briefly in Sydney and at the Slade School in London. He lived in Europe for over 40 years where he painted with and became a friend of such well known artists as Van Gogh, Matisse, Monet, Renoir and Rodin. He returned to Australia in 1923. It was his ambition to form a collection of contemporary French art in Sydney, but his efforts were defeated by the apathy of the local art world. Russell's works are represented in several Australian and European collections. He died in 1930. A major exhibition of his work toured Australia in 1978. Edit or add to this biography

Market Information

Boys on the Beach, Belle-Ile
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Boys on the Beach, Belle-Ile
Oil on canvas, 80 x 63.5 cm
Important Australian Art, Sotheby's, Sydney.
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 Total number soldNumber with imagesHighest priceRecent average price*
Paintings8680A$1,800,000 N/A
Works on Paper175126A$66,000 A$5,170

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