He kept returning to the coast, and continued to paint its seasons and moods, its fury and its peace.
Many coasts are flat – a challenge to painters from the Netherlands and Belgium in particular. Here masters from the Golden Age, the Hague School, and others take on this challenge.
We should refer to European and not French Impressionism, although prior to about 1880 the hub of the movement was certainly Paris.
He became an unabashed Impressionist during his long training in Europe, and was a great painter by any standards.
If anyone led Impressionism during the 1860s and early 1870s, it was surely Jongkind.