3 Results for tag: figure painting

Alfred Sisley (1839-1899) Part II

Among the Impressionists Sisley has been overshadowed by Monet, although his work most resembles that of Camille Pissarro. Described by art historian Robert Rosenblum as having "almost a generic character, an impersonal textbook idea of a perfect Impressionist painting", his work strongly invokes atmosphere and his skies are ... More

Willard Metcalf (1858-1925)

Willard Leroy Metcalf was born 1 July 1858 in Lowell, Massachusetts. His family moved to a farm in Maine in 1863, but eventually returned to Massachusetts, purchasing a home in Cambridgeport in 1872. Metcalf's parents, themselves artistically inclined, early recognized their son's talents and encouraged his proper training. ... More

Alfred Sisley (1839-1899) Part I

Alfred Sisley (30 October 1839 – 29 January 1899) was born in Paris to affluent English parents; William Sisley was in the silk business, and his mother Felicia Sell was a cultivated music connoisseur. At the age of 18, he was sent to London to study for a career in business, but abandoned it after four years and ... More