(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, 1859-193569 artworks
Michael Peter AncherDanish, 1849-192758 artworks
Harriet BackerNorwegian, 1845-193228 artworks
Lucy BaconAmerican, 1858-19322 artworks
Laureano BarrauSpanish, 1863-195731 artworks
Jean Frederic BazilleFrench, 1841-187051 artworks
Reynolds BealAmerican, 1867-195139 artworks
Frank W. BensonAmerican, 1862-1951144 artworks
Eugène-Louis BoudinFrench, 1824-18981158 artworks
Olga BoznańskaPolish, 1865-1940157 artworks
George Hendrik BreitnerDutch, 1857-1923107 artworks
Matilda BrowneAmerican, 1869-19474 artworks
John Elwood BundyAmerican, 1853-193321 artworks
Dennis Miller BunkerAmerican, 1861-189057 artworks
Theodore Earl ButlerAmerican, 1861-193678 artworks
Alejandro CabezaSpanish, 1971- ?105 artworks
Gustave CaillebotteFrench, 1848-1894253 artworks
Ignacio Pinazo CamarlenchSpanish, 1849-1916177 artworks
Mary CassattAmerican, 1844-1926347 artworks
William ChadwickAmerican, 1879-196217 artworks
William Merritt ChaseAmerican, 1849-1916650 artworks
Alson Skinner ClarkAmerican, 1876-1949124 artworks
Colin Campbell CooperAmerican, 1856-1937102 artworks
Lovis CorinthGerman, 1858-1925292 artworks
Paul CornoyerAmerican, 1864-192344 artworks
Edgar DegasFrench, 1834-1917680 artworks
Giuseppe de NittisItalian, 1846-188473 artworks
Frank Vincent DuMondAmerican, 1865-195111 artworks
John Joseph EnnekingAmerican, 1841-191670 artworks
Karoly FerenczyHungarian, 1862-19177 artworks
William Howe FooteAmerican, 1874-19655 artworks
Frederick Carl FriesekeAmerican, 1874-1939317 artworks
Daniel GarberAmerican, 1880-195872 artworks
Eva GonzalesFrench, 1849-188346 artworks
Edmund W. GreacenAmerican, 1876-194931 artworks
Richard B. GruelleAmerican, 1851-19142 artworks
Armand GuillauminFrench, 1841-1927483 artworks
Frederick Childe HassamAmerican, 1859-1935695 artworks
Ludwig von HofmannGerman, 1861-19457 artworks
Blanche Hoschedé-MonetFrench, 1865-194737 artworks
Wilson IrvineAmerican, 1869-193635 artworks
Johan Barthold JongkindDutch, 1819-1892130 artworks
Charles Salis KaelinAmerican, 1858-192922 artworks
Joseph KleitschAmerican, 1882-1931165 artworks
Alexander KoesterGerman, 1864-193231 artworks
Christian KrohgDanish, 1852-192516 artworks
Johan KrouthénSwedish, 1858-1932472 artworks
Marie Triepcke KroyerDanish, 1867-19401 artwork
Peder Severin KroyerNorwegian, 1851-190988 artworks
William Langson LathropAmerican, 1859-193855 artworks
Albert LebourgFrench, 1849-1928226 artworks
Stanislas LépineFrench, 1835-189299 artworks
Richard Haley LeverAustralian, 1876-1958121 artworks
Max LiebermannGerman, 1847-1935237 artworks
Elmer Livingston MacRaeAmerican, 1875-195315 artworks
Édouard ManetFrench, 1832-1883261 artworks
Willard Leroy MetcalfAmerican, 1858-1925204 artworks
Claude Oscar MonetFrench, 1840-19261272 artworks
Adolphe-Joseph-Thomas MonticelliFrench, 1824-1886123 artworks
Berthe MorisotFrench, 1841-1895300 artworks
George NoyesAmerican, 1864-195413 artworks
Frank NuderscherAmerican, 1880-19593 artworks
Leonard OchtmanAmerican, 1854-193523 artworks
Mina Fonda OchtmanAmerican, 1862-19241 artwork
Julian OnderdonkAmerican, 1882-1922189 artworks
Ernst OpplerGerman, 1867-19292 artworks
Walter Frederick OsborneIrish, 1859-190336 artworks
William MacGregor PaxtonAmerican, 1869-1941111 artworks
Lilla Cabot PerryAmerican, 1848-193388 artworks
Eilif PeterssenNorwegian, 1852-19286 artworks
Theodor PhilipsenDanish, 1840-19202 artworks
Camille PissarroFrench, 1830-19031091 artworks
Edward PotthastAmerican, 1857-1927299 artworks
Leo PutzGerman, 1869-194089 artworks
Henry Ward RangerAmerican, 1858-191621 artworks
Edward Willis RedfieldAmerican, 1869-1965104 artworks
Robert Lewis ReidAmerican, 1862-192983 artworks
Pierre Auguste RenoirFrench, 1841-19191673 artworks
Theodore RobinsonAmerican, 1852-1896202 artworks
Guy Orlando RoseAmerican, 1867-1925144 artworks
John Singer SargentAmerican, 1856-19251505 artworks
Paul SawyierAmerican, 1865-191715 artworks
Valentin SerovRussian, 1865-1911128 artworks
Edward E. SimmonsAmerican, 1852-193118 artworks
Alfred SisleyFrench, 1839-1899645 artworks
Max SlevogtGerman, 1868-193252 artworks
Henry B. SnellAmerican, 1858-194317 artworks
Joaquin Sorolla y BastidaSpanish, 1863-1923575 artworks
George W. SotterAmerican, 1878-195317 artworks
Otto StarkAmerican, 1859-192612 artworks
Theodore Clement SteeleAmerican, 1847-192693 artworks
Jane SutherlandAustralian, 1853-192813 artworks
Edmund TarbellAmerican, 1862-1938132 artworks
Fritz ThaulowNorwegian, 1847-1906152 artworks
James TissotFrench, 1836-1902145 artworks
Henri de Toulouse-LautrecFrench, 1864-1901309 artworks
Laurits TuxenDanish, 1853-19274 artworks
John TwachtmanAmerican, 1853-1902287 artworks
Fritz von UhdeGerman, 1848-191173 artworks
Lesser UryGerman, 1861-1931148 artworks
Robert VonnohAmerican, 1858-193363 artworks
Clark Greenwood VoorheesAmerican, 1871-193313 artworks
Elmer WachtelAmerican, 1864-192919 artworks
Marion Kavanaugh (Wachtel)American, 1875-195411 artworks
Julian Alden WeirAmerican, 1852-1919148 artworks
Albert WeisgerberGerman, 1878-19153 artworks
James Abbott McNeill WhistlerAmerican, 1834-1903314 artworks
Federico ZandomeneghiItalian, 1841-1917108 artworks
Random artworks by artists related to this movement

Sunset at Grez
Willard Leroy Metcalf

Going to Business
James Tissot

Nettie Reading
Theodore Robinson

Water Mill
Fritz Thaulow

Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida

Three Dancers
Edgar Degas

Sugar Bowl
Pierre Auguste Renoir

Julie Manet
Pierre Auguste Renoir

Etretat in the Rain
Claude Oscar Monet

The Letter
James Tissot

Trafalgar Square
Giuseppe de Nittis

White Slave Trade (study)
Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida

Week's Washing
Theodore Clement Steele

Young Woman, Seated
Pierre Auguste Renoir

Standing Nude
Guy Orlando Rose

Leontine Reading
Pierre Auguste Renoir
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.