Impressionism
(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, 1849-192757 artworks
Lucy BaconAmerican, 1858-19321 artwork
Laureano BarrauSpanish, 1863-195726 artworks
Jean Frederic BazilleFrench, 1841-187049 artworks
Reynolds BealAmerican, 1867-195134 artworks
Frank W. BensonAmerican, 1862-1951135 artworks
Eugène-Louis BoudinFrench, 1824-18981087 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, 1861-193651 artworks
Gustave CaillebotteFrench, 1848-1894237 artworks
Ignacio Pinazo CamarlenchSpanish, 1849-1916176 artworks
Mary CassattAmerican, 1844-1926333 artworks
William ChadwickAmerican, 1879-196211 artworks
William Merritt ChaseAmerican, 1849-1916640 artworks
Alson Skinner ClarkAmerican, 1876-1949117 artworks
Colin Campbell CooperAmerican, 1856-193796 artworks
Paul CornoyerAmerican, 1864-192340 artworks
Edgar DegasFrench, 1834-1917640 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, 1874-1939235 artworks
Daniel GarberAmerican, 1880-195850 artworks
Eva GonzalesFrench, 1849-188341 artworks
Edmund W. GreacenAmerican, 1876-194919 artworks
Richard B. GruelleAmerican, 1851-19142 artworks
Armand GuillauminFrench, 1841-1927438 artworks
Frederick Childe HassamAmerican, 1859-1935651 artworks
Blanche Hoschedé-MonetFrench, 1865-194721 artworks
Wilson IrvineAmerican, 1869-193622 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, 1876-1958101 artworks
Max LiebermannGerman, 1847-1935207 artworks
Elmer Livingston MacRaeAmerican, 1875-195311 artworks
Édouard ManetFrench, 1832-1883244 artworks
Willard Leroy MetcalfAmerican, 1858-1925194 artworks
Claude Oscar MonetFrench, 1840-19261237 artworks
Adolphe-Joseph-Thomas MonticelliFrench, 1824-188651 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
Ernst OpplerGerman, 1867-19291 artwork
Walter Frederick OsborneIrish, 1859-190332 artworks
William MacGregor PaxtonAmerican, 1869-1941106 artworks
Lilla Cabot PerryAmerican, 1848-193382 artworks
Eilif PeterssenNorwegian, 1852-19285 artworks
Theodor PhilipsenDanish, 1840-19202 artworks
Camille PissarroFrench, 1830-19031033 artworks
Edward PotthastAmerican, 1857-1927281 artworks
Leo PutzGerman, 1869-194082 artworks
Henry Ward RangerAmerican, 1858-191613 artworks
Edward Willis RedfieldAmerican, 1869-196587 artworks
Robert Lewis ReidAmerican, 1862-192964 artworks
Pierre Auguste RenoirFrench, 1841-19191572 artworks
Theodore RobinsonAmerican, 1852-1896184 artworks
Guy Orlando RoseAmerican, 1867-1925134 artworks
John Singer SargentAmerican, 1856-19251491 artworks
Paul SawyierAmerican, 1865-191712 artworks
Valentin SerovRussian, 1865-1911121 artworks
Edward E. SimmonsAmerican, 1852-193115 artworks
Alfred SisleyFrench, 1839-1899576 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, 1862-1938116 artworks
Fritz ThaulowNorwegian, 1847-1906140 artworks
Laurits TuxenDanish, 1853-19272 artworks
John TwachtmanAmerican, 1853-1902277 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, 1852-1919136 artworks
James Abbott McNeill WhistlerAmerican, 1834-1903232 artworks
Federico ZandomeneghiItalian, 1841-191797 artworks
Random artworks by artists related to this movement

View of La Sayne
Pierre Auguste Renoir

Flood in Pontoise
Camille Pissarro

Flower Girl
Frederick Childe Hassam

Trouville
James Abbott McNeill Whistler

Moorish Courtyard
John Singer Sargent

Winter
John Twachtman

Bedtime
Edgar Degas

Landscape and River
Fritz Thaulow

Spanish Gypsy Dancer
John Singer Sargent

Circle of Friends
Edward Potthast

French Landscape
Theodore Earl Butler
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.