Tate Britain Exhibition

The EY Exhibition Impressionists in London

​Claude Monet Houses of Parliament c.1900 Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, USA)

Claude Monet Houses of Parliament London c.1900-01  Art Institute of Chicago Mr. and Mrs. Martin Ryerson Collection​

The story of the artists who fled to Britain to escape war in France

This exhibition presents captivating works by Monet, Tissot, Pissarro and their compatriots.

In the 1870s, France was devastated by the Franco-Prussian war and insurrection in Paris, driving artists to seek refuge across the Channel. Their experiences in London and the friendships that developed not only influenced their own work but also contributed to the British art scene.

The EY Exhibition: Impressionists in London, French Artists in Exile (1870 – 1904) is the first exhibition to map the connections between French and British artists, patrons and art dealers during a traumatic period in French history. Highlighting their engagement with British culture, traditions and social life, their art is a fascinating insight into how London was perceived by the visiting French artists and the remarkable works that came from their time here are not to be missed.

Also features works from Dalou, Sisley, Derain and Legros.

Curated by Dr. Caroline Corbeau-Parsons, Curator at the Tate Britain; Christophe Leribault, Director of the Petit Palais and Isabelle Collet, Chief Curator at the Petit Palais; with the scientific participation of Amélie Simier, Director of the Bourdelle Museum.

The exhibition organized by Tate, in collaboration with the Petit Palais, Paris Musées. Impressionists in London: Artists in Exile will be exhibited at the Petit Palais from 21 June 2018 to 14 October 2018.

Tate Britain

London SW1P 4RG
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2 November 2017 – 7 May 2018

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