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Rodolphe Rapetti

French writer and critic. His fictional work developed rapidly from a naturalist concept of the novel (e.g. Chair molle, Paris, 1885) to a symbolist one (e.g. Etre, Paris, 1888). As an art critic, he played an important role in the first years of ...

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Hans-Olof Boström

Swedish painter. He started to paint of his own initiative on Gotland at the age of 20. In the spring of 1890 he went to Paris, where he studied under Emile Bernard, through whom he became familiar with the work of Paul Cézanne and Vincent van Gogh. He became involved in theosophical circles, with Jacques Tasset, M. E. J. Coulomb and other members of the theosophical group Ananta. During the summers of ...

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American, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1869, in Hartford (Connecticut); died 1953, in Byfield (Massachusetts).

Painter. Landscapes.

Henry Hammond Ahl, like many American Impressionist painters, studied in Europe, at the Royal Bavarian Academy in Munich. On his return to the USA he adopted the Impressionist style completely and exhibited in the Boston galleries....

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French or Italian, 20th century, male.

Born 1917.

Painter. Urban landscapes.

According to auction records and catalogues, Marc Aldine, who specialised exclusively in views of Venice painted in Post-Impressionist style, is a pseudonym of Abdellatif Ala El Dine, an abstract painter active in the 1960s. This theory is as yet unproven, although Marc Aldine's year of birth is recorded as ...

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French writer and collector. He wrote for a number of journals including Le Figaro, Le Voltaire and L’Evénement. He was the first to use the term Neo-Impressionism in a French publication (L’Evénement, 10 Dec 1886) after its use by Félix Féneon in September in ...

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 14 August 1900, in Paris.

Painter. Landscapes.

He exhibited at the Salon des Indépendants from 1930 onwards. His landscapes can be classed as Neo-Impressionist.

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Swedish, 20th century, male.

Born 1886; died 1939.

Painter. Landscapes.

In the tradition of historical Impressionists, Anders Altzar was particularly responsive to atmospheric, hourly and seasonal effects on the appearance of landscapes.

Stockholm, 10 Nov 1982: Winter Landscape (oil on canvas, 35½ × 54¾ ins/90 × 139 cm) ...

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Isabel L. Taube

Term applied variously to describe a specific style, movement, and artistic affiliation embraced by American artists from about 1885 to 1920. Impressionism began in France in the early 1870s and later spread throughout Europe and the USA. While artists continue to paint in an Impressionist style today, art historians generally use the term American Impressionism to refer to an historical tendency that gained prominence and flourished during the last decades of the 19th century and first decades of the 20th. Impressionism began as a radical reaction to more conservative approaches to painting, and only in the early 20th century did it become a mainstream style in comparison with other developments in modern art. American Impressionism included a diversity of approaches, usually attributed to geographic and regional differences....

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Swiss painter and sculptor. From 1884 to 1886 he received irregular lessons from the Swiss painter Frank Buscher (1828–90). In the autumn of 1886 he attended the Akademie der bildenden Künste in Munich and the following year met Giovanni Giacometti, who was to be a lifelong friend. In ...

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Richard Thomson

French painter. He was trained at the Académie de Peinture et de Dessin in Rouen, where he won prizes. Although he failed to gain entry to the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, Angrand began to win a controversial local reputation for canvases in a loosely Impressionist manner. In ...