Movement, Style, School or Type of Art:
Date and Place of Birth:
August 18, 1848, Paris
Until recently, if Caillebotte was remembered at all, it was because he'd amassed a large collection of major Impressionist paintings which he bequeathed to the State. Independently wealthy, he often bought the works of (and hence supported) his Impressionist friends. Happily, if belatedly, we've begun to appreciate him as an artist who did some of our favorite Parisian street scenes from the era, and as practically the only French Impressionist who attempted to paint snowy winter scenes.
- Planing the Floor (The Floor Scrapers), 1875
- Pont de l’Europe, 1876
- Paris Street: Rainy Day, 1877
- Canoes on the Yerres, 1878
- Rooftops (Snow), 1878
Date and Place of Death:
February 21, 1894, Gennevilliers (near Paris), France
Sources and Further Reading
- Broude, Norma. Gustave Caillebotte
and the Fashioning of Identity in Impressionist Paris.
New Brunswick : Rutgers University Press, 2002.