Impressionist Artist

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14. Impressionistic PeriodManet- Edouard Manet was a French painter and printmaker born in January 1832. He is known for accomplishing the transition from the realism of Gustave Courbet to Impressionism. Manet was the pioneer in choosing subjects from the events and appearances of his own time. He used a lot of black and the idea of the impressionists using small strokes of pure color. He was very influenced by the paintings of Velasquez, which he saw when he visited Spain. His major works include Dejeuner sur L'herbe and Olympia.

Monet- Claude Monet was a French “painter, initiator, leader, and unswerving advocate of the Impressionist style.” He was the painter who made the impressionist movement popular and he was famous for his landscape paintings. In 1859 he studied in Paris at the Atelier Suisse and formed a friendship with Pissarro. During the Franco-Prussian War he took refuge in England with Pissarro, where he prepared, studied, and became one of the greatest impressionists in history.

He is known for the series of paintings on Water-lilies that began in 1899 and grew to dominate his work. He died in December of 1926.

Degas- Edgar Degas was born on July 19, 1834. He was destined for a law career, but instead entered the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, where he studied with Louis Lamothe. There he became a painter and sculptor. He worked with a number of different mediums such as oil, pastel, lithography, engraving, and sculpture. Through the years of his life, besides losing eyesight, he continued to paint women models in varied, unarranged poses. In the early 1870s the female ballet dancer became his favorite theme. Edgar died on September 27, 1917.

Renoir- Pierre-Auguste Renoir is a famous French painter born in Limoges, France, on February 25, 1841 as a child of a working...