Gustave Caillebotte

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Gustave Caillebotte (1848-1894) was a French impressionist painter noted for his draughtsmanship and flair for capturing perspective. He was particularly fond of scenes showing people at balconies and admiring views, often with a rigorous geometry within the composition. Besides painting himself, Caillebotte was an important collector of art and a vital source of financial support for his fellow impressionists.

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  • 1848 - 1894
    Life of the French impressionist painter Gustave Caillebotte.
  • 19 Aug 1848
    The impressionist painter Gustave Caillebotte is born in Paris.
  • 1872
    The impressionist Gustave Caillebotte studies under the painter Léon Bonnat.
  • 1873
    The impressionist Gustave Caillebotte studies at the École des Beaux-Arts.
  • 1875
    The impressionist painter Gustave Caillebotte creates his first masterpiece, The Floor Planers.
  • 1876
    Gustave Caillebotte helps finance and organise the Second Impressionist Exhibition in Paris.
  • 1877
    Gustave Caillebotte creates his impressionist masterpiece, Paris Street, Rainy Day.
  • 1879
    Gustave Caillebotte helps finance and organise the Third Impressionist Exhibition in Paris.
  • 1881
    The impressionist painter Gustave Caillebotte buys a house in Petit-Gennevilliers.
  • 21 Feb 1894
    The French impressionist painter Gustave Caillebotte dies of a cerebral haemorrhage.
  • 1896
    The French state inherits Gustave Caillebotte's impressive collection of impressionist paintings.
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