Not only did he help advance the mainstream Impressionists and their careers, but he led the way in his paintings. Happy 200th birthday!
Born two centuries ago, his paintings anticipated and influenced those of the mainstream Impressionists. He even painted from a floating studio.
Were Pre-Raphaelite landscape paintings just a brief and unimportant, passing phase, or did they have significant influence?
It wasn’t until later in his career that he discovered his formula for success: putting farm animals into his landscapes.
Known only to the French, his pointillism, Symbolism, and bold use of colour bring startling results.
You’ve probably heard of him, but can’t recall any of his paintings. Here is a small selection from his more than 2,000 oils.
His paintings move through Impressionism to a distinctive Post-Impressionism, with swirling brushstrokes, and more subtle colour.