Join the Edinburgh Collecting & Art Market Research Cluster online on Tuesday 18 May 2021 – 17:30-18:45 BST for a lecture and discussion with curator Simon Kelly (Curator and Head of Department of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Saint Louis Art Museum):
‘Theodore Rousseau and An Artist’s Marketing Strategies in Nineteenth-Century France’
This talk examines the various innovative marketing strategies developed by the Barbizon landscape painter, Theodore Rousseau (1812-1867). It addresses Rousseau’s fresh approaches to the exhibition of his work, his cultivation of extensive dealer and auction house networks, and the internationalization of his artistic project within a rapidly expanding nineteenth-century art market. Rousseau’s example will be placed within the context of his artistic peers in order to highlight the extent of his difference.
Simon Kelly is Curator and Head of Department of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Saint Louis Art Museum. He has written extensively on nineteenth and early twentieth-century French art, with a particular focus on Barbizon and Impressionist landscape painting. His work examines the relationship between artists and their wider cultural markets. His new book, Théodore Rousseau and the Rise of the Modern Art Market: An Avant-Garde Landscape Painter in 19th-Century France, is published in spring, 2021.
This event will be held via Zoom. To sign up for this online event and receive the login details, please see the Eventbrite here:
To learn more about other upcoming events of the University of Edinburgh Collecting and Art Market Research Cluster, including the conference ‘The Art Market and the Museum’, in collaboration with The International Art Market Studies Association (TIAMSA) beginning this week, 6th-7th May, please visit our website: