One of the greatest German painters, he covered several genres and has proved very influential. The start of a broad and more balanced view of his work.
Classified a Symbolist, his style was uniquely visionary. Here are some of the masterpieces of Symbolism, which still inspire today.
His oils and pastels were rich in colour, full of flowers and light, and radical visions even by today’s standards.
First shown in the Salon at the age of only 18, Vincent van Gogh spotted his talent. Not only was it cut short, but his paintings are vanishing.
His early career, drawing extraordinary ‘noirs’ in charcoal, making lithographs, and starting to paint in oils.
For 15 years, his delicate nudes seen in dappled light were popular throughout Europe. They shocked the folk back in the US, though.
After a period of homage to Cézanne in Aix-en-Provence, he became the painter of Maine, and its rugged landscapes.
Although he painted many abstracts around the First World War, he was primarily a landscape artist, and an avid experimenter in style.
One of William Merritt Chase’s pupils, she was a strong character, and a vigorous advocate for women artists.
After 1900, he painted more landscapes, first of Morocco, then of the Spanish countryside.