Gustave Caillebotte - Skiffs, 1877

Gustave Caillebotte (1848-1894) part II

Caillebotte painted many domestic and familial scenes, interiors, and portraits. Many of his paintings depict members of his family. There are scenes of dining, card playing, piano playing, reading, and sewing, all executed in an intimate, unobtrusive manner that portrays the quiet ritual of upper-class indoor life. His country scenes at ... More

Gustave Caillebotte - Fields, Study In Yellow And Green - 1884

Gustave Caillebotte (1848-1894) part I

Gustave Caillebotte was a French painter, member and patron of the artists known as Impressionists, although he painted in a much more realistic manner than many others in the group. Caillebotte was noted for his early interest in photography as an art form. Gustave Caillebotte was born on 19 August 1848 to an upper-class Parisian ... More

Henri Martin - The Port Of Marseilles

Henri-Jean Guillaume Martin (1860-1943) Part II

Although Martin's work as a neo-impressionist is not considered groundbreaking, his work was rather well-received, and has been associated with world-class symbolist painter, Puvis de Chavannes. Due to his introverted temperament, Martin decided to move away from Paris. After a decade of searching for an ideal home, Martin bought Marquayrol, ... More

Camille Pissarro - Unloading Wood At Rouen, 1896

Camille Pissarro (1830-1903) Part III

Pissarro experimented with Neo-Impressionist ideas between 1885 and 1890. Discontented with what he referred to as "romantic Impressionism," he investigated Pointillism which he called "scientific Impressionism" before returning to a purer Impressionism in the last decade of his life. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}... More

Camille Pissarro - The Pont Neuf, 1902

Camille Pissarro (1830-1903) Part II

In 1890 Pissarro returned to England and painted some ten scenes of central London. He came back again in 1892, painting in Kew Gardens and Kew Green, and also in 1897, when he produced several oils of Bedford Park, Chiswick. For more details of his British visits, see Nicholas Reed, "Camille Pissarro at Crystal Palace" and "Pissarro in West ... More

Nicola Simbari - Untitled 01

Nicola Simbari (1927-2012)

Though born in San Lucido, Calabria, Nicola Simbari grew up in Rome, where his father was an architect for the Vatican. He studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma and in the 1940s he began devoting himself to painting in a studio at Via del Babuino in central Rome. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Si... More

Paul Signac - The Terrace, Saint-Tropez, 1898

Paul Signac (1863-1935)

Paul Victor Jules Signac was born in Paris on 11 November 1863. He followed a course of training in architecture before deciding at the age of 18 to pursue a career as a painter after attending an exhibit of Monet's work. He sailed around the coasts of Europe, painting the landscapes he encountered. He also painted a series of watercolors ... More

Henri Martin - Village Houses

Henri-Jean Guillaume Martin (1860-1943) Part I

Born in Toulouse to a French cabinet maker and a mother of Italian descent, Martin successfully persuaded his father to permit him to become an artist. He began his career in 1877 at the Toulouse School of the Fine Arts, where he was under the tutelage of Jules Garipuy. In 1879, Martin relocated to Paris and with the help of a scholarsh... More

Henri Le Sidaner - The Boats At La Rochelle, 1923

Henri Le Sidaner (1862-1939)

Sidaner was born to a French family in Port Louis, Mauritius. After spending the first years of his life there, he returned to France with his family in 1872. He began art studies in 1877 with history painter Alexandre Desmit (French, 1812–1885) in Dunkerque, and entered Alexandre Cabanel’s atelier at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in ... More

Maximilien Luce - The Seine At Pont Saint-Michel, 1900

Maximilien Luce (1858-1941)

Maximilien Luce was born into a modest family in 1858 in Paris. From early youth he mixed with impoverished artisans and workers constructing the major roads and other works. At the age of thirteen, he was an appalled witness of the massacres carried out by government forces against the revolutionaries of the Paris Commune of 1871. This ... More