The Economics of Impressionism
With John Zarobell, Assistant Professor of International Studies, USF
Paul Durand-Ruel was the first dealer to champion the Impressionists, including Degas, Manet and Renoir. Fighting against critical opinion, he became the art dealer who was the best known advocate of Impressionism in the nineteenth century. He sold most of the Impressionist art that sits in American art museums today. Durand-Ruel was an innovator, who reinvented the gallery and generated a market for Impressionism, yet he is a relatively unknown figure. When the Musee d'Orsay opens a new exhibition in the fall 2014 devoted to this patron of the Paris art world, many will discover him.
John Zarobell is Assistant Professor of International Studies and Program Chair of European Studies at the University of San Francisco. Formerly, he held the positions of assistant curator at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and associate curator at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Wednesday, Mar 12
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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