Gustave Caillebotte

1848-1894 France-Impressionism

 

Brief Biography-Gustave Caillebotte from Paris was an Impressionist painter. He gained a law degree and attended the Ecole des Beaux-Arts before studying in the atelier of Leon Bonnat. He was influenced by the works of Edgar Degas and other notable Impressionists of the time whom he supported financially.
Caillebotte inherited his father's business which made him a wealthy man. He was more a patron of the arts than an artist trying to make a living. He didn't have to sell his paintings, many of which stayed within the family. His collection, consisting of other Impressionist artists' works was left to the State, but only half were accepted, they weren't hung in the Louvre until 1928. Impressionists were scorned upon my several artists of his time, most notably Jean Leon Gerome of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts who objected to 'such filth' being hung in the Louvre.
He ceased exhibiting in 1882 and went about his hobbies for the remainder of his life, which included stamp collecting and yachting. Part of his collection was later bought by the collector Albert C Barnes and is now in his foundation in Philadelphia. A number of his own paintings are with the Musée d'Orsay.

 

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A Balcony

A Balcony

A soldier

A soldier

Amount Road

Amount Road

Banks of the Yerres

 Banks of the Yerres

Boater

Boater Pulling on His Perissoire

Drying Laundry

Drying Laundry on the Banks of the Seine

Fisherman

Fisherman on the Yerres

Fruit on a Display

Fruit on a Display

Gardeners

Gardeners

Garten in Trouville

Garten in Trouville

Head and Ox Tongue

Head and Ox Tongue

In a Cafe

In a Cafe

Interior

Interior

Kitchen Garden

Kitchen Garden

Les Orangers

Les Orangers

Lunch

Lunch

L'yerres, rain

L yerres rain

Man

Man Wearing a Blouse

Military in a Wood

Military in a Wood

Woman on a Couch

Woman Lying on a Couch

Nasturces

Nasturces

Oarsmen

Oarsmen

Oarsmen Rowing

Oarsmen Rowing on the Yerres

The Champs Elysees

On the Champs Elysees

Paris Street

Paris Street in Rainy Weather

Part of Boat

Part of Boat

Richard Gallo

Richard Gallo and his Dog at Petit

Sailboats

Sailboats at Argenteuil

Swimmer Preparing

Swimmer Preparing to Dive

Bridge of Argenteuil

The Bridge of Argenteuil Prairie

The Bridge of Europe

The Bridge of Europe

The Floor Scrapers

The Floor Scrapers

Garden

The Garden of the Petit Gennevilliers in Winter

The Gardener

The Gardener

Kitchen Garden

The Kitchen Garden

Gennevilliers

The Plain of Gennevilliers

Shells

The Shells

Shells two

The Shells two

Yellow Fields

Yellow Fields at Gennevilliers

View of Roof

View of Roof Snow Effect

Villas

Villas in Trouville

Yellow Roses

Yellow Roses in a Vase

Man at the Piano

Young Man at the Piano

Man at the Window

Young Man at the Window