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Published on Jul 19, 2012
Top 10 Impressionists How many of them do you know?
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Claude Monet http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monet Claude Monet was a founder of French impressionist painting, and the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movement's philosophy of expressing one's perceptions before nature, especially as applied to plein-air landscape painting. Wikipedia Born: November 14, 1840, Paris Died: December 5, 1926, Giverny Spouse: Camille Doncieux (m. 1870--1879) Children: Jean Monet, Michel Monet Series: Morning on the Seine, Haystacks, London Parliament, Rouen Cathedral, Water Lilies, Poplar Series
Pierre Auguste Renoir http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renoir Pierre-Auguste Renoir was a French artist who was a leading painter in the development of the Impressionist style. Wikipedia Born: February 25, 1841, Limoges Died: December 3, 1919, Cagnes-sur-Mer Period: Impressionism Children: Jean Renoir, Pierre Renoir
Paul Cézanne http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cezanne Paul Cézanne was a French artist and Post-Impressionist painter whose work laid the foundations of the transition from the 19th century conception of artistic endeavour to a new and radically different world of art in the 20th century. Wikipedia Born: January 19, 1839, Aix-en-Provence Died: October 22, 1906, Aix-en-Provence Spouse: Marie-Hortense Fiquet (m. 1886) Periods: Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Cubism Parents: Anne-Elisabeth Honorine Aubert, Louis-Auguste Cézanne
Edgar Degas http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Degas Edgar Degas, was a French artist famous for his work in painting, sculpture, printmaking and drawing. He is regarded as one of the founders of Impressionism although he rejected the term, and preferred to be called a realist. Wikipedia Born: July 19, 1834, Paris Died: September 27, 1917, Paris Education: Lycée Louis-le-Grand Buried: Montmartre Cemetery Periods: Impressionism, Realism
Mary Cassatt http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Cas... Mary Stevenson Cassatt was an American painter and printmaker. She lived much of her adult life in France, where she first befriended Edgar Degas and later exhibited among the Impressionists. Wikipedia Born: May 22, 1844, Allegheny Died: June 14, 1926, Paris Education: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Artwork: The Boating Party, The Child's Bath, The Cup of Tea, The Loge, More Parents: Robert Simpson Cassat, Katherine Kelso Johnston Periods: Impressionism, American Impressionism
Camille Pissarro http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pissarro Camille Pissarro was a French Impressionist and Neo-Impressionist painter born on the island of St Thomas. His importance resides in his contributions to both Impressionism and Post-Impressionism. Wikipedia Born: July 10, 1830, Charlotte Amalie Died: November 13, 1903, Paris Artwork: Hay Harvest at Éragny, Le Pont Neuf, Self-Portrait, White Frost, More Children: Lucien Pissarro, Ludovic Rodo Pissarro, Félix Pissarro, Georges Henri Manzana Pissarro, Paul-Emile Pissarro Parents: Abraham Gabriel Pissarro, Rachel Petit Pissarro Periods: Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Neo-impressionism
Berthe Morisot http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morisot Berthe Morisot was a painter and a member of the circle of painters in Paris who became known as the Impressionists. Wikipedia Born: January 14, 1841, Bourges Died: March 2, 1895, Paris Spouse: Eugène Manet (m. 1874) Artwork: The Cradle, Woman at Her Toilette, Chasing Butterflies, More Children: Julie Manet Siblings: Edma Morisot
Frédéric Bazille http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bazille Jean Frédéric Bazille was a French Impressionist painter. Many of Bazille's major works are examples of figure painting in which Bazille placed the subject figure within a landscape painted en plein air. Wikipedia Born: December 6, 1841, Montpellier Died: November 28, 1870, Beaune-la-Rolande Period: Impressionism Artwork: View of the Village, Scène d'été, Portrait of Renoir, Landscape at Chailly, Self-portrait
Alfred Sisley http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_S... Alfred Sisley was an Impressionist landscape painter who was born and spent most of his life in France, but retained British citizenship. He was the most consistent of the Impressionists in his dedication to painting landscape en plein air. Wikipedia Born: October 30, 1839, Paris Died: January 29, 1899, Moret-sur-Loing Period: Impressionism Artwork: Lane near a Small Town, Under the Bridge at Hampton Court, More
Édouard Manet http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manet Édouard Manet was a French painter. One of the first 19th-century artists to approach modern-life subjects, he was a pivotal figure in the transition from Realism to Impressionism. Wikipedia Born: January 23, 1832, Paris Died: April 30, 1883, Paris Siblings: Eugène Manet Periods: Impressionism, Realism