(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, 1859-193563 artworks
Michael Peter AncherDanish, 1849-192758 artworks
Lucy BaconAmerican, 1858-19322 artworks
Laureano BarrauSpanish, 1863-195726 artworks
Jean Frederic BazilleFrench, 1841-187050 artworks
Reynolds BealAmerican, 1867-195139 artworks
Frank W. BensonAmerican, 1862-1951142 artworks
Eugène-Louis BoudinFrench, 1824-18981147 artworks
Olga BoznańskaPolish, 1865-1940157 artworks
Matilda BrowneAmerican, 1869-19474 artworks
John Elwood BundyAmerican, 1853-193321 artworks
Dennis Miller BunkerAmerican, 1861-189057 artworks
Theodore Earl ButlerAmerican, 1861-193662 artworks
Alejandro CabezaSpanish103 artworks
Gustave CaillebotteFrench, 1848-1894251 artworks
Ignacio Pinazo CamarlenchSpanish, 1849-1916177 artworks
Mary CassattAmerican, 1844-1926342 artworks
William ChadwickAmerican, 1879-196214 artworks
William Merritt ChaseAmerican, 1849-1916646 artworks
Alson Skinner ClarkAmerican, 1876-1949121 artworks
Colin Campbell CooperAmerican, 1856-1937100 artworks
Lovis CorinthGerman, 1858-1925283 artworks
Paul CornoyerAmerican, 1864-192343 artworks
Edgar DegasFrench, 1834-1917670 artworks
Giuseppe de NittisItalian, 1846-188471 artworks
Frank Vincent DuMondAmerican, 1865-19519 artworks
John Joseph EnnekingAmerican, 1841-191666 artworks
Karoly FerenczyHungarian, 1862-19173 artworks
William Howe FooteAmerican, 1874-19655 artworks
Frederick Carl FriesekeAmerican, 1874-1939281 artworks
Daniel GarberAmerican, 1880-195863 artworks
Eva GonzalesFrench, 1849-188345 artworks
Edmund W. GreacenAmerican, 1876-194927 artworks
Richard B. GruelleAmerican, 1851-19142 artworks
Armand GuillauminFrench, 1841-1927474 artworks
Frederick Childe HassamAmerican, 1859-1935678 artworks
Ludwig von HofmannGerman, 1861-19455 artworks
Blanche Hoschedé-MonetFrench, 1865-194731 artworks
Wilson IrvineAmerican, 1869-193631 artworks
Charles Salis KaelinAmerican, 1858-192922 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, 1859-193850 artworks
Albert LebourgFrench, 1849-1928221 artworks
Stanislas LépineFrench, 1835-189297 artworks
Richard Haley LeverAustralian, 1876-1958120 artworks
Max LiebermannGerman, 1847-1935215 artworks
Elmer Livingston MacRaeAmerican, 1875-195311 artworks
Édouard ManetFrench, 1832-1883255 artworks
Willard Leroy MetcalfAmerican, 1858-1925203 artworks
Claude Oscar MonetFrench, 1840-19261261 artworks
Adolphe-Joseph-Thomas MonticelliFrench, 1824-1886123 artworks
Berthe MorisotFrench, 1841-1895299 artworks
George NoyesAmerican, 1864-195411 artworks
Frank NuderscherAmerican, 1880-19593 artworks
Leonard OchtmanAmerican, 1854-19357 artworks
Mina Fonda OchtmanAmerican, 1862-19241 artwork
Julian OnderdonkAmerican, 1882-1922188 artworks
Ernst OpplerGerman, 1867-19292 artworks
Walter Frederick OsborneIrish, 1859-190335 artworks
William MacGregor PaxtonAmerican, 1869-1941111 artworks
Lilla Cabot PerryAmerican, 1848-193386 artworks
Eilif PeterssenNorwegian, 1852-19285 artworks
Theodor PhilipsenDanish, 1840-19202 artworks
Camille PissarroFrench, 1830-19031075 artworks
Edward PotthastAmerican, 1857-1927293 artworks
Leo PutzGerman, 1869-194086 artworks
Henry Ward RangerAmerican, 1858-191615 artworks
Edward Willis RedfieldAmerican, 1869-196597 artworks
Robert Lewis ReidAmerican, 1862-192971 artworks
Pierre Auguste RenoirFrench, 1841-19191645 artworks
Theodore RobinsonAmerican, 1852-1896191 artworks
Guy Orlando RoseAmerican, 1867-1925138 artworks
John Singer SargentAmerican, 1856-19251498 artworks
Paul SawyierAmerican, 1865-191715 artworks
Valentin SerovRussian, 1865-1911128 artworks
Edward E. SimmonsAmerican, 1852-193117 artworks
Alfred SisleyFrench, 1839-1899639 artworks
Max SlevogtGerman, 1868-193248 artworks
Henry B. SnellAmerican, 1858-19434 artworks
Joaquin Sorolla y BastidaSpanish, 1863-1923573 artworks
George W. SotterAmerican, 1878-195314 artworks
Otto StarkAmerican, 1859-19268 artworks
Theodore Clement SteeleAmerican, 1847-192691 artworks
Jane SutherlandAustralian, 1853-192813 artworks
Edmund TarbellAmerican, 1862-1938120 artworks
Fritz ThaulowNorwegian, 1847-1906148 artworks
Laurits TuxenDanish, 1853-19274 artworks
John TwachtmanAmerican, 1853-1902281 artworks
Fritz von UhdeGerman, 1848-191173 artworks
Lesser UryGerman, 1861-1931139 artworks
Robert VonnohAmerican, 1858-193355 artworks
Clark Greenwood VoorheesAmerican, 1871-193310 artworks
Elmer WachtelAmerican, 1864-192919 artworks
Marion Kavanaugh (Wachtel)American, 1875-19549 artworks
Julian Alden WeirAmerican, 1852-1919145 artworks
Albert WeisgerberGerman, 1878-19153 artworks
James Abbott McNeill WhistlerAmerican, 1834-1903241 artworks
Federico ZandomeneghiItalian, 1841-1917101 artworks
Random artworks by artists related to this movement

Boating at Vinalhaven
Frank W. Benson

The Head of Christ
Édouard Manet

Dancer on Stage
Edgar Degas

Lucie Berard (Child in White)
Pierre Auguste Renoir

Creuse Landscape
Armand Guillaumin

The Other Room
William MacGregor Paxton

Girl Mending
Edmund Tarbell

Woman Seated under a Tree
Gustave Caillebotte

Coastal View
Marion Kavanaugh (Wachtel)

Two Figures in a Landscape
Pierre Auguste Renoir

Gray Daus
Edward Willis Redfield

Seated Woman
Pierre Auguste Renoir

Still Life with Flowers
Olga Boznańska

Joseph Kleitsch

Sunset at Etretat
Claude Oscar Monet
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.