A Most Satisfying Gathering

John Russell: Australia’s French Impressionist edited by Wayne Tunnicliffe Thames & Hudson and Art Gallery of NSW, 2018, 263 pages, $45 _____________________________________________ It is now forty years since the impressive exhibition “John Peter Russell: Australian Impressionist” was seen at the Rijksmuseum Vincent Van Gogh in Amsterdam, the University Art Museum at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne and the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney, between January and June of 1978. That memorable travelling exhibition came soon after the publication of Dr Ann Galbally’s fine monograph The Art of John Peter…

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