Eugène Boudin (1824-1898) was one of the first landscape painters in France to work outdoors.
Eugène Boudin Summary:
- He was dubbed the “King of the Skies” by writer Charles Baudelaire and fellow artist Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot.
- He was encouraged by fellow landscape artist Jean-Francois Millet.
- Boudin was an influence on Claude Monet, who he convinced to dabble in landscape painting.
- He joined the Impressionists and exhibited their works in 1874, but was not directly involved with the movement.
- Boudin received the Legion of Honour at 68 years old.