Impressionism
(An artistic movement)

Dates: 1863-1890

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, 1851-192735 artworks
Anna AncherSwedish, 1859-193557 artworks
Michael-Peter AncherDanish, 1849-19277 artworks
Lucy BaconAmerican, 1858-19321 artwork
Laureano BarrauSpanish, 1863-195726 artworks
Jean Frederic BazilleFrench, 1841-187048 artworks
Reynolds BealAmerican, 1867-195134 artworks
Frank W. BensonAmerican, 1862-1951131 artworks
Eugène-Louis BoudinFrench, 1824-18981064 artworks
Olga BoznańskaPolish, 1865-1940147 artworks
Matilda BrowneAmerican, 1869-19472 artworks
John Elwood BundyAmerican, 1853-193314 artworks
Dennis Miller BunkerAmerican, 1861-189056 artworks
Theodore Earl ButlerAmerican, 1861-193649 artworks
Gustave CaillebotteFrench, 1848-1894237 artworks
Ignacio Pinazo CamarlenchSpanish, 1849-1916176 artworks
Mary CassattAmerican, 1844-1926330 artworks
William ChadwickAmerican, 1879-196211 artworks
William Merritt ChaseAmerican, 1849-1916638 artworks
Alson Skinner ClarkAmerican, 1876-1949117 artworks
Colin Campbell CooperAmerican, 1856-193796 artworks
Paul CornoyerAmerican, 1864-192340 artworks
Edgar DegasFrench, 1834-1917637 artworks
Giuseppe de NittisItalian, 1846-188468 artworks
Frank Vincent DuMondAmerican, 1865-19513 artworks
John Joseph EnnekingAmerican, 1841-191655 artworks
Karoly FerenczyHungarian, 1862-19172 artworks
William Howe FooteAmerican, 1874-19654 artworks
Frederick Carl FriesekeAmerican, 1874-1939234 artworks
Daniel GarberAmerican, 1880-195846 artworks
Edmund W. GreacenAmerican, 1876-194916 artworks
Richard B. GruelleAmerican, 1851-19142 artworks
Armand GuillauminFrench, 1841-1927434 artworks
Frederick Childe HassamAmerican, 1859-1935645 artworks
Blanche Hoschedé-MonetFrench, 1865-194721 artworks
Wilson IrvineAmerican, 1869-193619 artworks
Charles Salis KaelinAmerican, 1858-19296 artworks
Joseph KleitschAmerican, 1882-1931162 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, 1851-190984 artworks
William Langson LathropAmerican, 1859-193848 artworks
Albert LebourgFrench, 1849-1928214 artworks
Stanislas LépineFrench, 1835-189289 artworks
Richard Haley LeverAustralian, 1876-195897 artworks
Max LiebermannGerman, 1847-1935206 artworks
Elmer Livingston MacRaeAmerican, 1875-195311 artworks
Edouard ManetFrench, 1832-1883243 artworks
Willard Leroy MetcalfAmerican, 1858-1925193 artworks
Claude Oscar MonetFrench, 1840-19261233 artworks
Adolphe-Joseph-Thomas MonticelliFrench, 1824-188649 artworks
Berthe MorisotFrench, 1841-1895292 artworks
George NoyesAmerican, 1864-19546 artworks
Frank NuderscherAmerican, 1880-19591 artwork
Leonard OchtmanAmerican, 1854-19356 artworks
Mina Fonda OchtmanAmerican, 1862-19241 artwork
Julian OnderdonkAmerican, 1882-1922184 artworks
Walter Frederick OsborneIrish, 1859-190332 artworks
William MacGregor PaxtonAmerican, 1869-1941102 artworks
Lilla Cabot PerryAmerican, 1848-193382 artworks
Eilif PeterssenNorwegian, 1852-19285 artworks
Theodor PhilipsenDanish, 1840-19202 artworks
Camille PissarroFrench, 1830-19031026 artworks
Edward PotthastAmerican, 1857-1927280 artworks
Leo PutzGerman, 1869-194082 artworks
Henry Ward RangerAmerican, 1858-191613 artworks
Edward Willis RedfieldAmerican, 1869-196584 artworks
Robert Lewis ReidAmerican, 1862-192964 artworks
Pierre Auguste RenoirFrench, 1841-19191564 artworks
Theodore RobinsonAmerican, 1852-1896182 artworks
Guy Orlando RoseAmerican, 1867-1925133 artworks
Paul SawyierAmerican, 1865-191712 artworks
Valentin SerovRussian, 1865-1911120 artworks
Edward E. SimmonsAmerican, 1852-193115 artworks
Alfred SisleyFrench, 1839-1899559 artworks
Henry B. SnellAmerican, 1858-19431 artwork
Joaquin Sorolla y BastidaSpanish, 1863-1923573 artworks
George W. SotterAmerican, 1878-19537 artworks
Otto StarkAmerican, 1859-19268 artworks
Theodore Clement SteeleAmerican, 1847-192690 artworks
Jane SutherlandAustralian, 1853-192813 artworks
Edmund TarbellAmerican, 1862-1938115 artworks
Fritz ThaulowNorwegian, 1847-1906124 artworks
Laurits TuxenDanish, 1853-19272 artworks
John TwachtmanAmerican, 1853-1902276 artworks
Lesser UryGerman, 1861-1931135 artworks
Robert VonnohAmerican, 1858-193352 artworks
Clark Greenwood VoorheesAmerican, 1871-19338 artworks
Elmer WachtelAmerican, 1864-192919 artworks
Marion Kavanaugh (Wachtel)American, 1875-19548 artworks
Julian Alden WeirAmerican, 1852-1919135 artworks
James Abbott McNeill WhistlerAmerican, 1834-1903229 artworks
Federico ZandomeneghiItalian, 1841-191797 artworks
Random artworks by artists related to this movement

Bouquet of Roses in a Green Vase
Pierre Auguste Renoir

The Silver Veil and the Golden Gate
Frederick Childe Hassam

Woman's Torso
Edgar Degas

The Louvre
Camille Pissarro

Isles of Shoals
Frederick Childe Hassam

Spring in Vetheuil
Claude Oscar Monet

Ocean Breezes
Edward Potthast

Elms, East Hampton, New York
Frederick Childe Hassam

Stormy Weather at Etretat
Claude Oscar Monet

The Brook
Robert Vonnoh

Bending Sail on the Old Mill
Frederick Childe Hassam

Cows on the pasture
Johan Krouthén
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:  1890
Why 1890?: End of the Impressionist exhibitions in 1886. But the style expanded in other countries (USA and Scandinavia) and lasted until the World War.