Théodore Duret

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Édouard Manet:
Portrait of Théodore Duret

Théodore Duret (20 January 1838 in Saintes – 16 January 1927 in Paris) was a French journalist, author and art critic. He was one of the first advocates of impressionism. One of his best known works is Critique d'Avant Garde (Paris, 1885)[1] which was written in support of the Impressionist movement. He also served as collecting advisor and buying agent for American art collector Louisine Havemeyer.[2]



  • Shigemi Inaga: Théodore Duret (1838–1927). Paris 1988
  • Jean Selz: Lexikon des Impressionismus Cologne 1977 ISBN 3-7701-0860-4
  • John Rewald: Die Geschichte des Impressionismus Cologne 1979 ISBN 3-7701-5561-0

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