Arts Everyday Living: The Forgotten Impressionists—Caillebotte, His Last Summer

THE FORGOTTEN IMPRESSIONISTS

THE FINAL SUMMER OF CAILLEBOTTE

 

If he had lived instead of dying prematurely, he would have benefited from the same turn of fortune as us, because he was full of talent…and when we lost him he was still only at the beginning of his career.*

Claude Monet remembering his friend and colleague Gustave Caillebotte

 

Gustave Caillebotte, Dahlias, Garden at Petit Gennevilliers, 1893, oil on canvas, Private Collection

Gustave Caillebotte, Dahlias, Garden at Petit Gennevilliers, 1893, oil on canvas, Private Collection

Here’s another tribute to Gustave Caillebotte (1848-1894) who is enjoying a comeback exhibition, A Painter’s Eye, currently at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.  Overshadowed by his fellow Impressionists for more than a century, his Dahlias, Garden at Petit Gennevilliers is a late work, done the final summer before his death.

*Quote of Monet from Gustave Caillebotte: The Painter’s Eye, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2015.

The above image is used solely for educational purposes.

 

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