Eugene Louis Boudin

Artist: Boudin, Eugene-Louis

Eugene Boudin is a real Normandy based artist, born and died in Normandy. He was an Impressionist painter and a close friend of Claude Monet. He was the son of a harbour pilot who later went on and set up a picture framing and stationery shop. His son took to the business and later set up his own shop, putting him in contact with many artists. At the age of 22 he started painting.

Theodore Earl Butler

Artist: Butler, Theodore Earl

Theodore Earl Butler, (1861–1936) was an American impressionist painter. He was born in Columbus, Ohio, and moved to Paris to study art. He befriended Claude Monet in Giverny, and married his stepdaughter, Suzanne Hoschedé. After her death he married her sister, Marthe Hoschede. Butler was a founding member of the Society of Independent Artists.

Gustave Caillebotte

Artist: Caillebotte, Gustave

Gustave Caillebotte (1848 – 1894) was a French painter who was a member and patron of the Impressionists, although he painted in a more realistic manner than many others in the group. Caillebotte was known for his early interest in photography as an art form.

Caillebotte earned a law degree in 1868 and a license to practice law in 1870, and he also was an engineer. Shortly after his education, he was drafted to fight in the Franco-Prussian war, and served from July 1870 to March 1871 in the Garde Nationale Mobile de la Seine.

Rene de Saint-Delis

Artist: de Saint-Delis, Rene

Rene de Saint-Delis, 1876 – 1958, was a French painter influenced by the Impressionist movement. He was born in the North of France (Pas-de-Calais) and died in Etretat, Normandy.

Jean Dufy

Artist: Dufy, Jean

Jean Dufy, a French painter, was born in Le Havre and painted in the Fauvism, Impressionism, Modernism, and Cubism styles/movements. His older and more famous brother, Raoul Dufy, was also an artist and became Jean’s mentor. Jean painted mostly in the Paris region, but did manage quite a few in Normandy.

Raoul Dufy

Artist: Dufy, Raoul

Raoul Dufy (1877 – 1953) was a French painter in the Fauvism, Impressionism, Modernism and Cubism movements. He was born in Le Havre where he studied arts in the local school. He (and his younger brother Jean Dufy) both painted a lot in Normandy.

He went to school in Le Havre and there became a longlife friend of fellow artist Othon Friesz.

Eva Gonzales

Artist: Gonzales, Eva

Eva Gonzales (1849 – 1883) was a French Impressionist painter. She was born in Paris and became introduced to sophisticated literary and art circles at an early age by her father, writer Emmanuel Gonzales.

In 1865, at age sixteen, Eva Gonzales began her professional training and art lessons in drawing from the society portraitist Charles Chaplin (no, not that one).

Armand Guillaumin

Artist: Guillaumin, Armand

Armand Guillaumin (1841 – 1927) was a French impressionist painter and lithographer. Born Jean-Baptiste Armand Guillaumin in Paris, he worked at his uncle’s lingerie shop while attending evening drawing lessons. He also worked for a French government railway before studying at the Academie Suisse in 1861. There, he met Paul Cezanne and Camille Pissarro with whom he maintained lifelong friendships.

Louis Adolphe Hervier

Artist: Hervier, Louis Adolphe

Adolphe Hervier, in full: Louis-Henri-Victor-Jules-François-Adolphe Hervier was a French painter and engraver, known for his rural genre scenes. Over his lifetime, his style changed from a strict Romanticism to an early type of Impressionism. He was the son of a painter.Despite being Parisian, his favorite painting locations were in Normandy; including Honfleur, Le Havre, Rouen and Granville.

Konstantin Korovin

Artist: Korovin, Konstantin

Konstantin Alekseyevich Korovin (first name often spelled Constantin- 1861 – 1939) was a leading Russian Impressionist painter. Konstantin was born in Moscow to a merchant family officially registered as “peasants of Vladimir Gubernia”. His father, Aleksey Mikhailovich Korovin, earned a university degree and was more interested in arts and music than in the family business established by Konstantin’s grandfather. Konstantin’s older brother Sergei Korovin was a notable realist painter. Konstantin’s relative Illarion Pryanishnikov was also a prominent painter of the time and a teacher at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture.

Albert Lebourg

Artist: 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.

Leon-Jules Lemaitre

Artist: Lemaitre, Leon-Jules

Leon-Jules Lemaître (1850 – 1905) is a French painter from the School of Rouen.

A student at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, he painted mainly urban scenes in Paris or Rouen.

Not much else is known about this artist.

Elisee Maclet

Artist: Maclet, Elisee

Jules Emile Elisee Maclet (1881–1962) was a French Impressionist painter, particularly known for his views of Montmartre.

Maclet was born the son of a gardener and a laundress at Lihons in the Santerre region in Picardy. His family was poor and he began work very young as an assistant to his father. Picardy is renowned for its roses, and Maclet used to say that he was born among cabbages and roses. His artistic talent became evident very early. The parish priest, Father Delval, was also an amateur painter, and often on fine Sundays he took the boy out to sketch and paint in the countryside.

Georges Henri Manzana-Pissarro

Artist: Manzana-Pissarro, Georges Henri

Georges Henri Manzana Pissarro (1871–1961) was a French artist who worked in Impressionist and Post-Impressionist styles. He was also a designer of textiles, decorative objects, furniture and glassware.

Georges Henri Manzana Pissarro was born in 1871 in France, at Louveciennes, the third child of Impressionist artist Camille Pissarro. Initially, he painted at his father’s side, where he learned not only to handle brush and pencil but also to observe and to love nature. Like his brother Lucien Pissarro he spent his formative years surrounded by distinguished artists of the Impressionist movement, such as Monet, Cézanne, Renoir and Gauguin, all of whom frequented the Pissarro home.

Paul Maze

Artist: 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.

Claude Monet

Artist: 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.

Henry Moret

Artist: Moret, Henry

Henry Moret (1856 – 1913) was a French Impressionist painter. He was one of the artists who associated with Paul Gauguin at Pont-Aven in Brittany. He is best known for his involvement in the Pont-Aven artist colony and his richly colored landscapes of coastal Brittany.

Berthe Marie Pauline Morisot

Artist: Morisot, Berthe

Berthe Marie Pauline Morisot (1841 – 1895) was a French painter and a member of the circle of painters in Paris who became known as the Impressionists.

In 1864, Morisot exhibited for the first time in the highly esteemed Salon de Paris. Her work was selected for exhibition in six subsequent Salons until, in 1874, she joined the “rejected” Impressionists in the first of their own exhibitions, which included Paul Cezanne, Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Alfred Sisley.

Morisot was married to Eugene Manet, the brother of her friend and colleague Edouard Manet. Morisot died on March 2, 1895, in Paris, of pneumonia contracted while attending to her daughter Julie’s similar illness, thus making Julie an orphan at the age of 16.

Camille Pissarro

Artist: Pissarro, Camille

Camille Pissarro was a Danish-French Impressionist and Neo-Impressionist painter born on the island of St Thomas. His importance resides in his contributions to both Impressionism and Post-Impressionism.

He painted quite a few paintings in Normandy

Lucien Pissarro

Artist: Pissarro, Lucien

Lucien Pissarro (1863 – 1944), son of Camille Pissarro, was a landscape painter, printmaker, wood engraver and designer and printer of fine books. His landscape paintings employ techniques of Impressionism and Neo-Impressionism. Apart from his landscapes he painted a few still lifes and family portraits. Until 1890 he worked in France, but thereafter was based in Britain.

Pissarro was born in Paris. He was the oldest of seven children; the son of Impressionist painter Camille Pissarro and his wife Julie. He studied with his father and—like his siblings Georges and Felix—he spent his formative years surrounded by his father’s fellow artists such as Claude Monet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir who frequented the Pissarro home. He was influenced by Georges Seurat and Paul Signac.

Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Artist: Renoir, Pierre-Auguste

Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841 – 1919) was a French artist who was a leading painter in the development of the Impressionist style. As a celebrator of beauty and especially feminine sensuality, it has been said that “Renoir is the final representative of a tradition which runs directly from Rubens to Watteau.”

Siebe Johannes Ten Cate

Artist: Ten Cate, Siebe Johannes

Siebe Johannes ten Cate (1858 – 1908) was a Dutch-Frisian painter in the Impressionist style, who spent most of his working life in France.

His favorite subjects were landscapes, city and harbor views, often populated with figures. Le Havre was one of his favorite locations.

Fritz Thaulow

Artist: Thaulow, Fritz

Frits Thaulow was a Norwegian Impressionist painter, best known for his naturalistic depictions of landscape.

Raoul Dufy

Bayeux – The Artists – Dufy, Raoul

Raoul Dufy (1877 – 1953) was a French painter in the Fauvism, Impressionism, Modernism and Cubism movements. He was born in Le Havre where he studied arts in the local school. He (and his younger brother Jean Dufy) both painted a lot in Normandy.

He went to school in Le Havre and there became a longlife friend of fellow artist Othon Friesz. Here is one of his paintings he made in Nonant, a village close to Bayeux, Normandy.

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