Gardens aren’t just for flowers, and paintings of vegetable gardens can be just as good art as the most resplendent roses.
Brother of the architect Richard Morris Hunt, he painted portraits of the ‘Boston Brahmins’, then landscapes in Barbizon style.
No other artist was so influential on the last 25 years of painting in the 19th century, although he died when only 36.
He worked his way from rural naturalism, through Impressionism, to a distinctive Post-Impressionism.
Boudin painted independently, having been a major influence on Monet and Impressionism.
Was Caillebotte a patron, collector, or painter in his own right?
He never aspired to be an impressionist, but painted many works plein air, with loose brushwork, and conveying impressions.
Grigorescu showed progressive evolution of his style, from Barbizon through Impressionism, and is the founding father of modern Romanian art.
The main German impressionist painters followed the French Impressionists, with Liebermann and Slevogt continuing to use the style well into the twentieth century.
If anyone led Impressionism during the 1860s and early 1870s, it was surely Jongkind.