John Peter Russell
(1859 - 1930)
John Peter Russell was active/lived in Australia. John Russell is known for painting.
Biography John Peter Russell
In 1881 John Peter Russell enrolled at the Slade School of Fine Art at University College, London where he studied - at a somewhat leisurely pace – under Frenchman Alphonse Legros. Still craving more artistic development, he moved to Paris where he eventually joined the Atelier Cormon at 104 Boulevard de Clichy which was run by the academic artist Fernand Cormon. It was here that he befriended fellow students Vincent van Gogh, Emile Bernard and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec which led to other close artistic friendships, mostly notably with Claude Monet. During this time he mixed study with frequent trips abroad to Spain, Sicily and countryside France.
The independently wealthy Russell had learnt to sail in Australia and hence invested in a
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