He became a close friend of Lucien Pissarro, joined the Camden Town Group as its secretary. He later became Director of the Tate Gallery, and painted flower arrangements.
To see his art, look not at Fantin’s groups of human figures, but at these crowds of flowers and fruit.
Not an Impressionist by any means, he was a close friend of Whistler and Manet, who painted some of the major group portraits of the late 1800s.
A founder member of the Royal Academy in 1768, she was precocious, successful, commissioned by the royal family, and almost completely forgotten. She died 200 years ago, on 2 May.
A sampling of paintings by the other five of the Six Masters – four Wangs and the great flower painter Yun Shouping.
With his many different styles and genres, from sketchy post-Impressionism to his mature Precisionism, he was nothing if not versatile and varied.