Gustave Caillebotte

French, 1848–1894

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Gustave Caillebotte

French, 1848–1894

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A member and patron of the group of artists known as the Impressionists, Gustave Caillebotte is best known for his paintings of 19th-century urban life in Paris. Rejecting academic conventions of glorifying Classical and European historical subject matter, Caillebotte favored Realist tendencies of portraying the everyday and working-class life. For example, Paris Street: Rainy Weather (1876-1877) shows a couple walking down a Parisian street on a dreary day. Unlike the brighter palettes of Impressionist painters like Degas, Renoir, and Monet, Caillebotte’s work is distinguished by his somber tones and use of plunging perspectives.

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£17m, Christie's, 2019
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Dallas Museum of Art
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Biography

A member and patron of the group of artists known as the Impressionists, Gustave Caillebotte is best known for his paintings of 19th-century urban life in Paris. Rejecting academic conventions of glorifying Classical and European historical subject matter, Caillebotte favored Realist tendencies of portraying the everyday and working-class life. For example, Paris Street: Rainy Weather (1876-1877) shows a couple walking down a Parisian street on a dreary day. Unlike the brighter palettes of Impressionist painters like Degas, Renoir, and Monet, Caillebotte’s work is distinguished by his somber tones and use of plunging perspectives.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Auction
High auction record
£17m, Christie's, 2019
User
Solo show at a major institution
Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, and 1 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
Dallas Museum of Art
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
The Guardian
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