Top 10 Impressionists





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Published on Jul 19, 2012

Top 10 Impressionists
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Claude 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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