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The Art Gallery of New South Wales features Rupert Bunny’s Life in Paris

Rupert Bunny  - A summer morning , c1897 - Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide. MJMCarter AOCollection through the Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation 2009. Given in memory of Jean A Sutcliffe (1921–2004)

SYDNEY, AU – Rupert Bunny (1864–1947) was one of
the most successful expatriate artists of his generation. No other Australian
artist achieved the critical acclaim that he enjoyed in Paris. An erudite
painter of ideal themes, and the creator of the most ambitious Salon paintings
produced by an Australian
, Bunny is an exotic in the history of
Australian art.
An exhibition, Rupert Bunny artist in Paris, curated by
Deborah Edwards, Senior Curator of Australian Art, will honour the work of this
great Australian artist. The exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales
will showcase more than 85 of his most significant paintings, many unseen in
Australia, including works from the Musée d’Orsay and Fonds national d’art
contemporain in Paris and private lenders including Kerry Stokes, Jeffrey Archer
and Dame Elisabeth Murdoch. On view through 21 February,