By the start of the 20th century, he had abandoned Neo-Impressionist for Post-Impressionism, and continued painting well after the First World War.
He started as an Impressionist before joining the Neo-Impressionists. Specialising in industrial landscapes and nocturnes, here are paintings from the first half of his life.
Fifteen images of paintings by twelve artists which were shown at the First Impressionist Exhibition present a more coherent overview. But history is capricious.
He didn’t start painting in Impressionist style until about 1870, and a decade later was migrating towards what became Post-Impressionism.
Caillebotte’s gardening almost stopped him from painting, and Vincent van Gogh shows vegetable gardens on the hill of Montmartre.
With Claude Monet and others, one of the originators of Impressionist landscape painting. Successful portraitist and figurative painter too.
As the fiery reds of falling leaves change to dull earth browns, and we get the odd flurry of snow, we know that winter is almost upon us.
He first suggested the Impressionist exhibitions, co-founded their collective, and wrote their charter. Yet he didn’t achieve commercial success until he was in his sixties.
Probably the only French Impressionist who died poorer than he was when he started painting, he showed five paintings at the First Impressionist Exhibition.
Michallon taught Camille Corot, who in turn taught Camille Pissarro. In their early Impressionist years, Pissarro painted alongside Cézanne.