Gustave Caillebotte

Gustave Caillebotte

Gustave Caillebotte (1848—1894) was a French Impressionist, artist and patron.

Gustave Caillebotte Summary

  • Born to an upper-class Parisian family, inherited a successful textile business
  • In contact with the Impressionists from the start, participating in the second exhibition
  • On the precedent of Millet and Courbet, developed a realistic personal style
  • Supported, as a patron, the work of the Impressionists without selling his own paintings
  • At the age of 34 stopped publishing his work and progressively slowed his output down
  • Died at the age of 45 and long underappreciated as an independent artist

Gustave Caillebotte’s Famous Paintings

  • Nude Lying on a Couch (1873)
  • Les raboteurs de parquet (1875)
  • L’Yerres, pluie (1875)
  • Young Man at His Window (1876)
  • Paris Street, Rainy Day (1877)
  • Boating on the Yerres (1877)
  • Les orangers (1878)
  • Boulevard des Italiens (1880)
  • Homme au bain (1884)
  • La Plaine de Gennevilliers (1888)

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