Monday hero: Gustave Caillebotte

Gustave Caillebotte (1848-1894) was born into a well to do family.

He studied law, but started painting at a young age.

After making friends with painters like Edgar Degas, and after inheriting the family capital, he was a patron to the impressionists. 

At first his own style was realistic, but later he joined the impressionists himself.

His Paris is a new, modern city, his figures are modern people.

 


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