Selected Artists
Charles-François Daubigny

"River Scene" 1860

Owner: The Flint Institute of Arts
Flint, Michigan

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Charles-François Daubigny (1817­1878) was one of the painters of the Barbizon school, and is considered an important precursor of Impressionism. He was born into a family of painters and was taught the art by his father and uncle. Initially Daubigny painted in a traditional style, but this changed after 1843 when he settled in Barbizon to work outside in nature. Even more important was his meeting with Camille Corot in 1852. On his famous boat Botin, which he had turned into a studio, Daubigny painted along the Seine and Oise, often in the region around Auvers. In 1866 Daubigny visited England where he met Claude Monet, and together they left for the Netherlands. Back in Auvers, he met Paul Cézanne, another important impressionist. These younger painters were influenced early-on by Daubigny's outdoor instincts and style.



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