The most popular place in the number of visitors of Upper Normandy, a small coastal village untouched by WWII.

Claude Monet

Etretat – The Artists – Monet, Claude

Claude Monet is without any doubt the most famous impressionist painter. He started the movement, and he was the master of it.

Although he was born in Paris, France (and died in Giverny, Normandy, France), his heart was Normandy, particularly the Normandy coastline. His family moved to Le Havre in 1845 where his father wanted him to join the family ship-chandling business, but instead he decided to become an artist.

Here are 55 paintings which he made in Etretat, Normandy.

Arthur Joseph Meadows

Etretat – The Artists – Meadows, Arthur Joseph

Arthur Joseph Meadows (1843 – 1907) was a British painter of coastal scenes and marines who was greatly influenced by Clarkson Stanfield. Arthur Joseph is generally considered to be the best of the Meadows family of marine artists, he was the younger brother of James Edwin Meadows Jnr. and the son of James Meadows Snr.

Here are two paintings of his we found which he made in Etretat, Normandy.

Paul Maze

Etretat – The Artists – Maze, Paul

Paul Lucien Maze (1887 – 1979) was an Anglo-French painter. He is often known as “The last of the Post Impressionists” and was one of the great artists of his generation. His mediums included oils, watercolours and pastels and his paintings include French maritime scenes, busy New York City scenes and the English countryside.

Here is one painting we found which he made in Etretat, Normandy.

Henri Matisse

Etretat – The Artists – Matisse, Henri

Henri Emile Benoit Matisse (1869 – 1954) was a French visual artist, known for both his use of colour and his fluid and original draughtsmanship. Matisse is commonly regarded, along with Pablo Picasso, as one of the artists who best helped to define the revolutionary developments in the visual arts throughout the opening decades of the twentieth century, responsible for significant developments in painting and sculpture.

Here are 22 of his works for Etretat, Normandy.

Emile-Andre Letellier

Etretat – The Artists – Letellier, Emile-Andre

Emile-Andre Letellier (1833 – 1893) was a French photographer who worked almost exclusively in Normandy, France.

He became the Director of the monthly “Union photographique de France” magazine which was based in Le Havre, Normandy.

Here are 2 photos he made in Etretat and 2 others in the vicinity of Etretat, Normandy.

Eugene Lepoittevin

Etretat – The Artists – Lepoittevin, Eugene

Eugène Lepoittevin was a French landscape painter, lithographer and caricaturist. He was appointed as Peintre de la Marine for the French Ministry of Defence in 1849. His work is exhibited in many museums in France and at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.

Here are his paintings he made in Etretat, Normandy.

Albert Lebourg

Etretat – The Artists – Lebourg, Albert

Albert Lebourg (1849 – 1928), birth name Albert-Marie Lebourg, also called Albert-Charles Lebourg and Charles Albert Lebourg, was a French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist landscape painter of the Rouen School (l’Ecole de Rouen). Member of the Societe des Artistes Francais, he actively worked in a luminous Impressionist style, creating more than 2,000 landscapes during his lifetime.

Albert Lebourg spent time in Rouen, Normandy, Algeria and The Netherlands. Here are 2 paintings of his he made in Etretat.

Henri Lebasque

Etretat – The Artists – Lebasque, Henri

Henri Lebasque was a French post-impressionist painter who painted throughout France. He worked on the decorations at the theatre of the Champs-Elysées and of the Transatlantique sealiner. He was friends with other artists like Raoul Dufy, Louis Valtat, and Henri Manguin.

Here are the two paintings of his we found dealing with Trouville-sur-Mer, Normandy.

Charles Euphrasie Kuwasseg

Etretat – The Artists – Kuwasseg, Charles Euphrasie

Charles Euphrasie Kuwasseg (1838 – 1904) was a French painter of the 19th century. He essentially specialized in landscape paintings. His father, Karl Joseph Kuwasseg, was an Austrian born in Trieste on March 16, 1802, and also a renowned painter. His father left for Paris, and took French nationality. He died in Paris in January 1877.

Here are his works for Etretat, Normandy.

James Kay

Etretat – The Artists – Kay, James

James Kay was a Scottish artist notable for his paintings of the landscapes and shipping. Born on the Isle of Arran, Kay spent much of his working life with a studio in Glasgow and living at Portincaple on Loch Long in Argyll and Bute. He was elected to the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour (RSW) in 1906 and to the Royal Scottish Academy in 1938. He had one daughter, artist Violet McNeish Kay.

Here are 2 paintings of his that we found which he made in Etretat, Normandy.

Eugene Isabey

Etretat – The Artists – Isabey, Eugene

Eugene Louis Gabriel Isabey was a French painter, lithographer and watercolorist in the Romantic style. He was born to Jean-Baptiste Isabey, a well known painter who enjoyed the patronage of the Imperial Family.

Originally, he wanted to be a sailor, but his father insisted that he study painting; a turnabout from the usual situation where the family opposes an artistic career in favor of something more practical. He favored historical paintings, genre scenes and landscapes, but also executed numerous canvases depicting storms and shipwrecks; possibly reflecting his own thwarted career plans.

He painted extensively in Normandy. Here are his paintings for Etretat.

George Inness

Etretat – The Artists – Inness, George

George Inness (1825 – 1894) was a prominent American landscape painter. Now recognized as one of the most influential American artists of the nineteenth century, Inness was influenced by the Hudson River School at the start of his career. He also studied the Old Masters, and artists of the Barbizon school during later trips to Europe. There he was introduced to the theology of Emanuel Swedenborg, which was significant for him; he expressed that spiritualism in the works of his maturity (1879–1894).

Inness died in 1894 at Bridge of Allan in Scotland. According to his son, he was viewing the sunset, when he threw up his hands into the air and exclaimed, “My God! oh, how beautiful!”, fell to the ground, and died minutes later.

Here are his paintings which he made in Etretat, Normandy.

Paul Huet

Etretat – The Artists – Huet, Paul

Paul Huet was a French painter and printmaker born in Paris. He met the English painter Richard Parkes Bonington. Bonington’s example influenced Huet to reject neoclassicism and instead paint landscapes based on close observation of nature.

Huet’s works, which include oil paintings, watercolors, etchings, and lithographs, are Romantic in feeling.

Here is one painting we found which he made in Etretat, Normandy.

Charles Hoguet

Etretat – The Artists – Hoguet, Charles

Charles Hoquet (1821 – 1870), although born and died in Berlin, Germany, as a Huguenot, belonged to the French colony in Berlin and is considered a French painter.

He was a student of the German marine painter Wilhelm Krausse. He joined the studio of Eugene Ciceri the following year in Paris. In 1841 he was a student of Eugene Isabey.

Here are his works for Etretat, Normandy.

Charles-Francois Daubigny

Etretat – The Artists – Daubigny, Charles-Francois

Charles-Francois Daubigny, French, was one of the painters of the Barbizon school, and is considered an important precursor of impressionism. He was also a prolific printmaker, mostly in etching but also as one of the main artists to use the cliche verre technique.

Initially Daubigny painted in a traditional style, but this changed after 1843 when he settled in Barbizon to work outside in nature.

Here is one of his paintings of Etretat, Normandy.

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