Russell, John Peter

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Russell, John Peter Gender: M
born on 16 June 1858
Place Sydney, Australia, 33s52, 151e13
Timezone LMT m151e13 (is local mean time)
Data source
Documented source; untimed
Rodden Rating AX
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 24°35' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif or s_vircol.18.gif

John Peter Russell (circa 1888)


Australian impressionist painter who moved to Europe in his late teenage years to attend art school. A "man's man", popular with other students, Russell befriended fellow pupil Vincent Van Gogh, and painted the first portrait of the future world-famous artist, now held at the Van Gogh Museum. Van Gogh maintained correspondence with Russell throughout his life. Russell's work was also admired by the French Impressionists, with whom he often painted. Russell returned to Sydney in old age, where he died on 30 April 1930, aged 71. His works are held in major galleries in his home country and in Europe.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Relationship : Marriage 1888 (Anna Maria Antonietta Mattiocco)
  • Death of Mate 30 March 1908 (Anna Maria Antonietta Mattiocco)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes birth notice in Sydney Morning Herald, 18 June 1858, p. 1: "On the 16th instant, at her residence, Upper William-street, Woolloomooloo, Mrs. John Russell, of a son." No time given.


  • Family : Childhood : Order of birth (First of four)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Eleven)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Invest/ Collectibles (Art)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Wealthy
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Painter)