(An artistic movement)

Dates: 1863-1920

This movement contains other movements: Skagen Painters, Old Lyme Colony

French artists who painted in 'plein-air', with bright and unmixed colours and slightly apparent brush strokes, in order to give a better rendering of light. The movement then extended to the other Western countries, notably the USA.

People associated with this movement
John Ottis AdamsAmerican, 1851-192756 artworks
Anna AncherDanish, 1859-193562 artworks
Michael Peter AncherDanish, 1849-192758 artworks
Lucy BaconAmerican, 1858-19321 artwork
Laureano BarrauSpanish, 1863-195726 artworks
Jean Frederic BazilleFrench, 1841-187049 artworks
Reynolds BealAmerican, 1867-195139 artworks
Frank W. BensonAmerican, 1862-1951141 artworks
Eugène-Louis BoudinFrench, 1824-18981108 artworks
Olga BoznańskaPolish, 1865-1940157 artworks
Matilda BrowneAmerican, 1869-19472 artworks
John Elwood BundyAmerican, 1853-193321 artworks
Dennis Miller BunkerAmerican, 1861-189057 artworks
Theodore Earl ButlerAmerican, 1861-193659 artworks
Alejandro CabezaSpanish103 artworks
Gustave CaillebotteFrench, 1848-1894249 artworks
Ignacio Pinazo CamarlenchSpanish, 1849-1916176 artworks
Mary CassattAmerican, 1844-1926336 artworks
William ChadwickAmerican, 1879-196213 artworks
William Merritt ChaseAmerican, 1849-1916645 artworks
Alson Skinner ClarkAmerican, 1876-1949119 artworks
Colin Campbell CooperAmerican, 1856-193799 artworks
Lovis CorinthGerman, 1858-1925282 artworks
Paul CornoyerAmerican, 1864-192342 artworks
Edgar DegasFrench, 1834-1917656 artworks
Giuseppe de NittisItalian, 1846-188471 artworks
Frank Vincent DuMondAmerican, 1865-19515 artworks
John Joseph EnnekingAmerican, 1841-191660 artworks
Karoly FerenczyHungarian, 1862-19173 artworks
William Howe FooteAmerican, 1874-19654 artworks
Frederick Carl FriesekeAmerican, 1874-1939253 artworks
Daniel GarberAmerican, 1880-195858 artworks
Eva GonzalesFrench, 1849-188343 artworks
Edmund W. GreacenAmerican, 1876-194920 artworks
Richard B. GruelleAmerican, 1851-19142 artworks
Armand GuillauminFrench, 1841-1927451 artworks
Frederick Childe HassamAmerican, 1859-1935668 artworks
Ludwig von HofmannGerman, 1861-19455 artworks
Blanche Hoschedé-MonetFrench, 1865-194721 artworks
Wilson IrvineAmerican, 1869-193628 artworks
Charles Salis KaelinAmerican, 1858-192921 artworks
Joseph KleitschAmerican, 1882-1931165 artworks
Alexander KoesterGerman, 1864-193231 artworks
Christian KrohgDanish, 1852-192514 artworks
Johan KrouthénSwedish, 1858-1932472 artworks
Marie Triepcke KroyerDanish, 1867-19401 artwork
Peder Severin KroyerNorwegian, 1851-190986 artworks
William Langson LathropAmerican, 1859-193849 artworks
Albert LebourgFrench, 1849-1928216 artworks
Stanislas LépineFrench, 1835-189297 artworks
Richard Haley LeverAustralian, 1876-1958113 artworks
Max LiebermannGerman, 1847-1935210 artworks
Elmer Livingston MacRaeAmerican, 1875-195311 artworks
Édouard ManetFrench, 1832-1883252 artworks
Willard Leroy MetcalfAmerican, 1858-1925199 artworks
Claude Oscar MonetFrench, 1840-19261251 artworks
Adolphe-Joseph-Thomas MonticelliFrench, 1824-1886123 artworks
Berthe MorisotFrench, 1841-1895292 artworks
George NoyesAmerican, 1864-19547 artworks
Frank NuderscherAmerican, 1880-19591 artwork
Leonard OchtmanAmerican, 1854-19357 artworks
Mina Fonda OchtmanAmerican, 1862-19241 artwork
Julian OnderdonkAmerican, 1882-1922188 artworks
Ernst OpplerGerman, 1867-19292 artworks
Walter Frederick OsborneIrish, 1859-190333 artworks
William MacGregor PaxtonAmerican, 1869-1941108 artworks
Lilla Cabot PerryAmerican, 1848-193386 artworks
Eilif PeterssenNorwegian, 1852-19285 artworks
Theodor PhilipsenDanish, 1840-19202 artworks
Camille PissarroFrench, 1830-19031042 artworks
Edward PotthastAmerican, 1857-1927290 artworks
Leo PutzGerman, 1869-194084 artworks
Henry Ward RangerAmerican, 1858-191614 artworks
Edward Willis RedfieldAmerican, 1869-196591 artworks
Robert Lewis ReidAmerican, 1862-192967 artworks
Pierre Auguste RenoirFrench, 1841-19191584 artworks
Theodore RobinsonAmerican, 1852-1896189 artworks
Guy Orlando RoseAmerican, 1867-1925137 artworks
John Singer SargentAmerican, 1856-19251497 artworks
Paul SawyierAmerican, 1865-191715 artworks
Valentin SerovRussian, 1865-1911126 artworks
Edward E. SimmonsAmerican, 1852-193115 artworks
Alfred SisleyFrench, 1839-1899628 artworks
Max SlevogtGerman, 1868-193248 artworks
Henry B. SnellAmerican, 1858-19431 artwork
Joaquin Sorolla y BastidaSpanish, 1863-1923574 artworks
George W. SotterAmerican, 1878-19538 artworks
Otto StarkAmerican, 1859-19268 artworks
Theodore Clement SteeleAmerican, 1847-192691 artworks
Jane SutherlandAustralian, 1853-192813 artworks
Edmund TarbellAmerican, 1862-1938120 artworks
Fritz ThaulowNorwegian, 1847-1906147 artworks
Laurits TuxenDanish, 1853-19273 artworks
John TwachtmanAmerican, 1853-1902281 artworks
Fritz von UhdeGerman, 1848-191173 artworks
Lesser UryGerman, 1861-1931135 artworks
Robert VonnohAmerican, 1858-193353 artworks
Clark Greenwood VoorheesAmerican, 1871-19339 artworks
Elmer WachtelAmerican, 1864-192919 artworks
Marion Kavanaugh (Wachtel)American, 1875-19549 artworks
Julian Alden WeirAmerican, 1852-1919144 artworks
Albert WeisgerberGerman, 1878-19153 artworks
James Abbott McNeill WhistlerAmerican, 1834-1903239 artworks
Federico ZandomeneghiItalian, 1841-1917101 artworks
Random artworks by artists related to this movement

A Back Road
Frederick Childe Hassam

Flooding at Moret
Alfred Sisley

Frederick Childe Hassam

Edward Willis Redfield

Sunlit forest path
Johan Krouthén

Pierre Auguste Renoir

Armand Guillaumin

Augustus Lowell Putnam
Lilla Cabot Perry

Pierre Auguste Renoir

Young Woman Bathing
Pierre Auguste Renoir

Boulogne Harbor
Edward Willis Redfield

The Little Red Cap
James Abbott McNeill Whistler

The Washerwoman
Edward Potthast

Violet Sargent
John Singer Sargent

Rocky Cliffs, Laguna
Joseph Kleitsch

Gray day on Valencia beach
Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida
Important dates
Founding date:  1863
Why 1863?: Creation of the 'Salon des Refusés' to exhibit works refused by the official Salon. Manet presented there his 'Luncheon on the Grass' which provoked a scandal and created the style.

End date:  1920
Why 1920?: End of the Impressionist exhibitions in 1886. But the style expanded in other countries (USA and Scandinavia) and lasted until the World War.