Anatoly Gankevich's exhibition
"I had the pleasure of being invited to the opening of the new solo exhibition «The Night in Paradise» by Anatoly Gankevich in Frédérick Mouraux Gallery in Antwerp, Belgium. The event happened on 14 December 2023, just amid the busy art week in Antwerp, as the Art Antwerp art fair opened on the same day" - Natalia Shpytkovska
Among the visitors to Anatoly Gankevich’s exhibition were art connoisseurs and collectors, aristocrats among them, including Flavie Durand-Ruel, the great-great-granddaughter of the famous Paul Durand-Ruel, the French art dealer, who was an early champion of the Barbizon school artists and the Impressionists.
Being the first to support artists such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Durand-Ruel is known for his innovations in modernising art markets and is generally considered to be one of the influential art dealers of the 19th century. Many great Impressionist collections today, including those of the Musée d’Orsay and the National Gallery, London, were formed with works that passed through his hands.