He dined with Claude Monet. He painted with (and painted) Vincent van Gogh. He went to concerts with Auguste Rodin. He explained impressionist colour theory to Matisse. Yet it wasn’t until the middle of the 20th-century that the work of Australian painter John Russell was rediscovered – and even now he’s not a household name in the way that many of his friends and colleagues are.

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