French Impressionist master Pierre-Auguste (1841-1919) cultivated wealthy patrons who commissioned portraits of their families. However, banker and diplomat Paul Berard, whose daughter Lucie is depicted above, was also Renoir’s friend. Berard often invited Renoir to spend time at his estate, where the artist had the opportunity to paint Berard’s four children.
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Here’s a chance to meet the children of Paul Berard. Reposting of earlier blog. A family album unfolds before us. The Berard children, like snapshots, move miraculously across the painted page. So lifelike, they seem to actually breathe, from the angelic baby sleeping soundly to the elder brother just below who studiously reads […]
Reposting of blog on Joseph DeCamp, another American Impressionist connected with the Boston School. American artist Joseph DeCamp (1858-1923) created this moving portrait of his daughter Sally.
American master Robert Henri (1865-1929) was not only a popular figure in the New York artistic world, but also considered a major art teacher of his times.
Austrian master Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) is usually identified with exotic works like THE KISS and PORTRAIT OF ADELE BLOCH-BAUER. However, Annerl above is a personal and intimate portrait, probably of Klimt’s sister Anna.
American artist John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) is remembered as one of the late 19th century’s most accomplished portraitists. However, Sargent, like his French Impressionist friend Claude Monet (1840-1926) was also fascinated by the changing effects of color and light in natural surroundings, including the evening setting of Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose above.
American master Winslow Homer (1836-1910) is famed for his dramatic seascapes. However he also captured the rural landscape of states ranging from New York to Virginia.
French artist Camille Corot (1796-1875) was a master painter, equally accomplished in both landscape and portraiture. He also influenced the younger generation of Impressionists who succeeded him.
Born in France, Sophie Gengembre Anderson (1823-1903) lived mainly in other countries, including the United States and England. She was admired particularly for her memorable interpretations of children.
French painter Jean-Jacques Henner (1829-1905) was a contemporary of the French Impressionists but his style and subjects generally differed. However, his portraits of girls and women can rival the artistry of a Renoir or a Cassatt.