He studied in Tokyo and Ghent, Belgium, thanks to the support of a banker and industrialist. They are both remembered in the Ōhara Museum of Art, where many of his paintings now hang.
Street scenes, wet roads, at night, café interiors, and busy railway stations in the dark – some of his best paintings.
Decidedly Post-Impressionist, his loose style and rough facture did not impress the critics at first. Painting a mixture of landscapes and scenes from the centre of Berlin, he was still looking for the right formula.
His late career tackled his dislike of Impressionism, sculpture, photography as an art, and the depiction of truth – in several superb paintings.
One of Degas’ close friends, he illustrated many books in the late 19th century. His paintings were good enough to be bought by Degas, as this selection shows.
Spring is here, in the UK the season of umbrellas. Here are paintings by Caillebotte, Krohg, Degas, Renoir, and others showing umbrellas used to shelter from the rain.
Works from 1880, in which his style became looser and possibly more Impressionist. Or was he still a Naturalist?
A prolific artist over a decade, his paintings remain as enigmatic today as they were then. Was he an Impressionist, or one of the major Naturalists? Works from the 1870s.
He returned to one theme repeatedly: reflections in the rippled and turbulent surface of a river.
Realist, Naturalist, or Impressionist? The distinctive landscapes of Thaulow complemented the figurative painting of his friend Christian Krohg.