Gustave Courbet

Gustave Courbet (1819 – 1877) was a highly political French painter in the 19th Century who specialized in Realism.

Gustave Courbet Summary

  • Born in 1819 Ornans, Eastern France
  • Died in La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland, in 1977 at age 58
  • Realist painter who paved the way for Impressionism and Post-Impressionism
  • Often painted peasants which were not popular at the time
  • Was highly political and died while in exile in Switzerland
  • In the inner circle of Édouard Manet, Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Gustave Courbet Famous Paintings

  • The Desperate Man (1845)
  • Peasant Wearing Madras (1848)
  • The Stone Breakers (1849)
  • The Wrestlers (1853)
  • The Wounded Man (1854)
  • Pierre Joseph Proudhon and his children (1853)
  • The Wheat Sifters (1854)
  • Girl with Seagulls,Trouville (1865)
  • The Origin of the World (1866)
  • The Woman in the Waves (1868)

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