Interesting Facts About French Impressionist Claude Monet

Oscar-Claude Monet (14 November 1840 – 5 December 1926) was a French painter, a founder of French Impressionist painting and the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movement’s...

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Oscar-Claude Monet (14 November 1840 – 5 December 1926) was a French painter, a founder of French Impressionist painting and the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movement’s philosophy of expressing one’s perceptions before nature, especially as applied to plein air landscape painting. The term “Impressionism” is derived from the title of his painting Impression, soleil levant (Impression, Sunrise), which was exhibited...

French Artist Turns Streets and Crosswalks Into Fun Art

OakOak is a French street artist who surprises everyone with his simple but clever street art. He has been turning the streets of his native St. Etienne...

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OakOak is a French street artist who surprises everyone with his simple but clever street art. He has been turning the streets of his native St. Etienne and other cities in France into beautiful works of art for many years now. OakOak is a real master of integrating his art into everyday surroundings, giving various objects new, different...

Artist Gallery | Jean-Eugène Buland [1852–1926] French

Jean-Eugène Buland is a French painter, born on October 26, 1852, in Paris, and died in 1926 in Charly-sur-Marne in the Aisne. He used photographs in order to paint with realism. 

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Jean-Eugène Buland is a French painter, born on October 26, 1852, in Paris, and died in 1926 in Charly-sur-Marne in the Aisne. He used photographs in order to paint with realism. 

Artist Gallery | François-Marie Firmin-Girard [1838-1921] French

François-Marie Firmin , known as Firmin-Girard , born on May 29, 1838 in Poncin  and died on January 8,1921 in Montluçon, is a painter of history, religious subjects, genre scenes, portraits, landscapes, still lifes and flowers. François-Marie Firmin-Girard...

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François-Marie Firmin , known as Firmin-Girard , born on May 29, 1838 in Poncin  and died on January 8,1921 in Montluçon, is a painter of history, religious subjects, genre scenes, portraits, landscapes, still lifes and flowers. François-Marie Firmin-Girard settled down very young in Paris. Always with a beautiful light, he painted with an equal ease historical pictures, genre scenes, landscapes and flowers that made him known. He was one of the...

Artist Gallery | Léon Bazille Perrault [1832-1908] French Academic

Léon-Jean-Bazille Perrault (Poitiers 16 June 1832 – 1908 Royan) was a French academic painter. Léon-Jean-Bazille Perrault was a mid-nineteenth century artist who preoccupied himself with the treatment of subjects that...

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Léon-Jean-Bazille Perrault (Poitiers 16 June 1832 – 1908 Royan) was a French academic painter. Léon-Jean-Bazille Perrault was a mid-nineteenth century artist who preoccupied himself with the treatment of subjects that reinforced the affluent bourgeoisie in their desire to have beautiful pictures adorning their homes. Inspired by his teachers, François-Édouard Picot and William-Adolphe Bouguereau, master painters of the academic style of...

Artist Gallery | Charles Amable Lenoir [1860-1926] French

Charles-Amable Lenoir (22 October 1860 – 1926) was a French painter. Like his mentor, William-Adolphe Bouguereau, he was an academic painter and painted realistic portraits as well as mythological and religious scenes. His...

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Charles-Amable Lenoir (22 October 1860 – 1926) was a French painter. Like his mentor, William-Adolphe Bouguereau, he was an academic painter and painted realistic portraits as well as mythological and religious scenes. His artistic career was so prestigious that he won the Prix de Rome twice and was awarded the Légion d’honneur. Lenoir was born in Châtellaillon, a small town just outside La Rochelle. Lenoir made his artistic...

Artist Gallery | Eugène Louis Boudin [1824-1898] French

Eugène Louis Boudin (12 July 1824 – 8 August 1898) was one of the first French landscape painters to paint outdoors. Boudin was a marine painter, and expert in the rendering of...

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Eugène Louis Boudin (12 July 1824 – 8 August 1898) was one of the first French landscape painters to paint outdoors. Boudin was a marine painter, and expert in the rendering of all that goes upon the sea and along its shores. His pastels, summary and economic, garnered the splendid eulogy of Baudelaire; and Corot called him the “king of the skies”. In 1857/58 Boudin befriended...

Artist Gallery | Auguste Rodin [1840–1917] French Sculptor

François Auguste René Rodin (12 November 1840 – 17 November 1917), known as Auguste Rodin, was a French sculptor. Although Rodin is generally considered the progenitor of modern...

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François Auguste René Rodin (12 November 1840 – 17 November 1917), known as Auguste Rodin, was a French sculptor. Although Rodin is generally considered the progenitor of modern sculpture, he did not set out to rebel against the past.

Artist Gallery | Henri Matisse [1869-1954] French

Henri Émile Benoît Matisse (31 December 1869 – 3 November 1954) was a French artist, known for both his use of colour and his fluid and...

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Henri Émile Benoît Matisse (31 December 1869 – 3 November 1954) was a French artist, known for both his use of colour and his fluid and original draughtsmanship. He was a draughtsman, printmaker, and sculptor, but is known primarily as a painter. Matisse is commonly regarded, along with Pablo Picasso, as one of the artists who best helped to define...

Artist Gallery | William-Adolphe Bouguereau [1825-1905] French

William-Adolphe Bouguereau (November 30, 1825 – August 19, 1905) was a French academic painter. In his realistic genre paintings he used mythological themes, making modern interpretations of classical subjects,...

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William-Adolphe Bouguereau (November 30, 1825 – August 19, 1905) was a French academic painter. In his realistic genre paintings he used mythological themes, making modern interpretations of classical subjects, with an emphasis on the female human body. During his life he enjoyed significant popularity in France and the United States, was given numerous official honors, and received top prices...

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