Armand Guillaumin

1841 – 1927

 French Impressionist Painter and Lithographer

His Style Was Influenced by the following Painters  - Manet, Cézanne, Degas, Monet, Renoir, Mary Cassatt,  and Sisley.

Cause of Death:  old Age

About the Artist

Armand Guillaumin was a disciple of the esthetic, the beautiful and believed that nature always revealed the truth. He focused on scenes of cordial suburban sociability, the French countryside and sensuous young nudes.  He concentrated on capturing the overall impression of a scene through effects created by using light and intense colors in diverse ways. Guillaumin often painted En plein air (out of doors) rather than in a studio, enabling him to observe nature more directly and to capture the fleeting characteristics of the moment, especially the ephemeral and momentary aspects of sunlight. He created his masterworks with bold strokes and graceful generous applications of vibrant color. Over time his became less interested in external reality, and more in the spiritual qualities of his subjects.

In the early part of his career Armand Guillaumin was criticized for his art -Early Impressionist painters were revolutionaries in their time, breaking many of the unwritten laws of picture making that had been set by past generations. .

 The Principal Impressionist Painters

Paul Cézanne

Auguste Renoir

 Claude Monet

Alfred Sisley

Frederic Bazille

Gustave Caillebotte

Edgar Degas

Mary Cassatt

Armand Guillaumin

Berthe Morisot

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