Michallon taught Camille Corot, who in turn taught Camille Pissarro. In their early Impressionist years, Pissarro painted alongside Cézanne.
Two hundred years ago today, Achille Michallon died, the most brilliant landscape painter of his day in Europe. He was only 25.
A brilliant landscape painter taught by Valenciennes, who in turn taught Corot. Died at the age of only 25 from pneumonia.
From 1853, painters of the Barbizon School continued to innovate. Then in 1865, the young Alfred Sisley and Auguste Renoir came to paint there.
When Constable’s ‘Hay Wain’ won a gold medal at the Paris Salon in 1824, it inspired the foundation of the Barbizon School, and led to Impressionism.
Admitted to the Legion of Honour in 1865, when she was 71 she became the first woman artist to be promoted to Officer, in recognition of her achievements.
Most of his paintings before 1829 flopped when shown in Britain, but from the Salon of 1824, his work was highly praised in Paris.
He continued to exhibit at the Salon until he was almost 94, and was one of the leading painters of trees of his time. Celebrating his bicentenary today.
A late starter, his career spanned the whole of the last half of the 19th century and the first decade of the 20th. Wonderful landscapes.
Brought up in a Stockholm slum rife with cholera, Larsson went on to paint his family life in the idyllic Swedish home. Here’s how he started.