The Galerie Durand-Ruel has a long and rich history, dealing in some of the most famous paintings by Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painters. The gallery was founded in 1885 by Paul Durand-Ruel, who was one of the first art dealers to recognize the talent of these artists and to promote their work. Durand-Ruel played an important role in developing the market for Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings, and he was instrumental in helping these artists gain recognition and achieve financial success.
The gallery has continued to promote the work of these artists, and today it remains one of the leading galleries specializing in Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art. The gallery has an extensive collection of paintings by such artists as Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Cezanne, Camille Pissarro, and Vincent van Gogh. In addition to these artists, the gallery also represents other important figures in the history of art, such as Edgar Degas, Henri Matisse, and Pablo Picasso.