Known now for his portraits of major literary and other figures, Blanche loved to sketch outdoors in oils, particularly on Dieppe Beach.
Trained with William Merritt Chase, lived in Pont-Aven artists’ colony, and her painting was clearly influenced by the Impressionists, and quite unlike that of her husband.
From 1887, he was the most prominent British Impressionist, painting bright, high chroma beach views in particular.
In the early 1880s, several young British artists returned from training Paris, and in 1886 formed a new club as an alternative to the Royal Society.
A pupil of Whistler’s and member of his circle, he too adopted a form of Impressionism during the 1880s. With examples of landscape paintings.
Was there a void in British landscape painting after Turner died? Impressionist works by Whistler, Sickert, Steer, Clausen and others appear to have been forgotten.
Where did Vernet, Cotman, Turner, Boudin, Gauguin, Monet, Sickert, Pissarro and Loiseau all visit and paint?
Now seen as the odd man out of the Impressionists, at the time he had great influence. Here are samples of the work of those he influenced.
Uniquely, he worked as a surgeon before becoming a full-time painter. He eventually became Slade Professor too.
Whistler developed a unique style which had much in common with the Impressionists, anticipating several of the key features of Impressionism.