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Centered in France, 1860's to 1880's


Impressionism is a light, spontaneous manner of painting which began in France as a reaction against the restrictions and conventions of the dominant Academic art. Its naturalistic and down-to-earth treatment of its subject matter, most commonly landscapes, has its roots in the French Realism of Camille Corot and others.

The movement's name was derived from Monet's early work, Impression: Sunrise, which was singled out for criticism by Louis Leroy upon its exhibition.

The hallmark of the style is the attempt to capture the subjective impression of light in a scene.

The core of the earliest Impressionist group was made up of Claude Monet, Alfred Sisley and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Others associated with this period were Camille Pissarro, Frederic Bazille, Edgar Degas, Gustave Caillebotte, Edouard Manet, and the American Mary Cassatt.

The Impressionist style was probably the single most successful and identifiable "movement" ever, and is still widely practiced today. But as an intellectual school it faded towards the end of the 19th century, branching out into a variety of successive movements which are generally grouped under the term Post-Impressionism.
        

 
 
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Alphonse Maureau 19th Century French Painter 
Johan Barthold Jongkind 1819-1891 Dutch PainterJohan Barthold Jongkind: Notre-Dame from the Quai de la Tournelle
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Eugene Boudin 1824-1898 French PainterEugene Boudin: Marine scene
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Camille Pissarro 1830-1903 Caribbean/French PainterCamille Pissarro: Girl with a Stick, 1881
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Edouard Manet 1832-1883 French PainterEdouard Manet: Waitress Serving
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Martin Rico y Ortega 1833-1908 Spanish Painter 
Edgar Degas 1834-1917 French Painter/SculptorBallerine in Rosa
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Stanislas Lepine 1836-1892 French PainterThe Seine from the Quai de la Rapee
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Alfred Sisley 1839-1899 French PainterThe Church at Moret, Frosty Weather, 1893
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Marie Bracquemond 1840-1916 French PainterOn The Terrace at Sevres, 1880
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Claude Monet 1840-1926 French PainterThe Artist's Garden at Giverny
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Frederic Bazille 1841-1870 French PainterThe City Walls of Aigues-Mortes, 1867
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John J. Enneking 1841-1916 American PainterJohn J. Enneking: Mount Chocorua
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Armand Guillaumin 1841-1927 French PainterParis, Quai de Bercy, Snow Effect
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Berthe Morisot 1841-1895 French PainterBerthe Morisot: Skating in the Park
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Pierre-Auguste Renoir 1841-1919 French PainterThe Luncheon of the Boating Party
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Arthur Parton 1842-1914 American PainterAdirondack Mountain Landscape
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Emil Jakob Schindler 1842-1892 Austrian PainterVoyage Au Tour Du Monde
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Mary Cassatt 1844-1926 American PainterChildren Playing on the Beach
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Harriet Backer 1845-1932 Norwegian PainterBlue Interior, 1883
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Luis Jimenez Aranda 1845-1928 Spanish PainterThe Wig Maker, 1889
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Max Liebermann 1847-1935 German PainterMax Liebermann: Old Vinck
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Theodore Clement Steele 1847-1926 American PainterAngler's Prize
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Frits Thaulow 1847-1906 Norwegian PainterFrits Thaulow: Village on the Bank of a Stream
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Gustave Caillebotte 1848-1894 French PainterGustave Caillebotte: Le Pont De L'Europe
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Lilla Cabot Perry 1848-1933 American PainterMother and Child Reading
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Michael Ancher 1849-1927 Danish PainterAnna Ancher returning from Flower Picking, 1902
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Jean Beraud 1849-1935 Russian/French PainterJean Beraud: Paris Patisserie 1889
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William Merritt Chase 1849-1916 American PainterWilliam Merritt Chase: Idle Hours
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Eva Gonzales 1849-1883 French PainterPortrait of a Girl Holding a Sparrow
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Albert Lebourg 1849-1928 French PainterAlong The Seine at Meudon
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John Ottis Adams 1851-1927 American Painter 
Richard B. Gruelle 1851-1914 American Painter 
Jean-Louis Forain 1852-1931 French Painter/IllustratorThe Buffet, 1884
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Theodore Robinson 1852-1896 American PainterGirl Raking Hay
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Julian Alden Weir 1852-1919 American PainterVase And Roses
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John Henry Twachtman 1853-1902 American PainterTwachtman: Landscape with Haystack
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Frederick McCubbin 1855-1917 Australian PainterMoyes Bay, Beaumaris, Victoria
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Colin Campbell Cooper 1856-1937 American PainterSamarkand, Santa Barbara
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Henri Moret 1856-1913 French PainterWaiting for the Return of the Fishermen in Brittany, 1894
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Tom Roberts 1856-1931 British/Australian PainterTom Roberts: Roses, 1911
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Edward Henry Potthast 1857-1927 American PainterEdward Henry Potthast: In the Park
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Willard Leroy Metcalf 1858-1925 American PainterWillard Leroy Metcalf: October
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Maurice Prendergast 1858-1924 Canadian/American PainterCentral Park, NYC, July 4th
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Medardo Rosso 1858-1928 Italian SculptorEcce Puer, 1906
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Helen M. Turner 1858-1958 American Painter 
Robert Vonnoh 1858-1933 American PainterJardin de Paysanne
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Anna Ancher 1859-1935 Danish Painter 
George Elbert Burr 1859-1939 American Painter 
George Wharton Edwards 1859-1950 American Painter/Illustrator 
Abbott Fuller Graves 1859-1936 American PainterPortsmouth Doorway
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Childe Hassam 1859-1935 American PainterChilde Hassam: Rainy Day, Boston
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Walter Frederick Osborne 1859-1903 Irish PainterThe Loiterers, 1888
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Otto Stark 1859-1926 American Painter 
Theodore Wendel 1859-1932 American PainterBridge At Ipswich
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Laura Muntz Lyall 1860-1930 Canadian PainterInteresting Story
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Philip Wilson Steer 1860-1942 English PainterHydrangeas
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Dennis Miller Bunker 1861-1890 American PainterThe Pool
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Theodore Butler 1861-1936 American Painter 
Charles Courtney Curran 1861-1942 American PainterCharles Courtney Curran: Far Away Thoughts
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Walter Griffin 1861-1935 American Painter 
Frank Weston Benson 1862-1951 American PainterEiders
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Frantz Charlet 1862-1928 Belgian PainterThe Opera in Paris
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Robert Reid 1862-1929 American PainterRobert Reid: White Parasol
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Edmund Charles Tarbell 1862-1938 American PainterEdmund Charles Tarbell: In The Orchard, 1891
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Laureano Barrau 1863-1957 Spanish Painter 
Maxime Maufra 1863-1918 French PainterLandscape at Pont-Aven, c.1893-94
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Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida 1863-1923 Spanish PainterJoaquin Sorolla y Bastida: Walk on the Beach
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George Gardner Symons 1863-1930 American PainterSpring Hillside
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Paul Cornoyer 1864-1923 American PainterAfter The Rain, Madison Square Park
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George Loftus Noyes 1864-1951 Canadian/American Painter 
Olga Boznanska 1865-1945 Polish Painter 
Frank Dumond 1865-1951 American Painter 
Philip Leslie Hale 1865-1931 American PainterPhilip Leslie Hale: Crimson Rambler
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William Samuel Horton 1865-1936 American PainterRitz Tower, New York
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Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov 1865-1911 Russian PainterPortrait of the artist Isaak Ilyich Levitan
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Reynolds Beal 1867-1951 American Painter 
William DeLeftwich Dodge 1867-1935 American PainterMidday
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Guy Rose 1867-1925 American PainterIncoming Fog, La Jolla
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Arthur Streeton 1867-1943 Australian Painter 
Charles Conder 1868-1909 English/Australian PainterImperia La Belle
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Lawton Parker 1868-1954 American Painter 
Chauncey F. Ryder 1868-1949 American Painter 
Max Slevogt 1868-1932 German PainterMax Slevogt: Steinbartschen Villa, Berlin
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Wilson Irvine 1869-1936 American Painter 
Edward Willis Redfield 1869-1965 American PainterEdward Willis Redfield: Boothbay Harbor
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Bessie Potter Vonnoh 1872-1955 American Sculptor 
Louis Betts 1873-1961 American Painter 
Frank H. Desch 1873-1934 American Painter 
Charles Ebert 1873-1959 American Painter 
Albert H. Krehbiel 1873-1945 American Painter 
Ernest Lawson 1873-1939 Canadian/American PainterErnest Lawson: Spring Night Harlem R
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Will Howe Foote 1874-1965 American Painter 
Frederick Carl Frieseke 1874-1939 American PainterFrieseke: Venus in the Sunlight
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Pierre-Eugene Montezin 1874-1946 French Painter 
Edward Cucuel 1875-1954 American Painter 
Richard Emil Miller 1875-1943 American PainterThe Garden Room, Giverny
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Edmund W. Greacen 1876-1949 American Painter 
Jane Peterson 1876-1965 American Painter 
Dame Laura Knight 1877-1970 British Painter 
Gertrude Fiske 1878-1961 American Painter 
William Chadwick 1879-1962 American Painter 
Helen McNicoll 1879-1915 Canadian Painter 
Catherine Wiley 1879-1958 American Painter 
Daniel Garber 1880-1958 American PainterDaniel Garber: Cherry Blossoms
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Martha Walter 1880-1976 American PainterTwins in Blue, 1917
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Julian Onderdonk 1882-1922 American PainterNear San Antonio
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Abel Warshawsky 1883-1962 American Painter 
Guy Wiggins 1883-1962 American Painter 
Walter Emerson Baum 1884-1956 American Painter 
Henrietta Mabel May 1884-1971 Canadian Painter 
Fern Isabel Coppedge 1888-1951 American Painter 
Louis Ritman 1889-1963 Russian/American Painter 
Arthur Hill Gilbert 1894-1970 American Painter 
Richard Earl Thompson 1914-1991 American Painter 

 
 
 




 
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