Famous Impressionism Painters Claude Monet Pierre-Auguste Renoir Edgar Degas Edouard Manet Camille Pissarro Paul Cezanne Paul Gauguin
The impressionist art movement began in Paris, France in the late 1800's. Impressionist artists didn't conform to the standards of fine art at the time and their paintings focused less on tiny details and more on the entire painting is a whole. Impressionists often used unconventional techniques to create their works, such as working in the outdoors.
Though the early impressionists faced criticism from art critics and the artistic establishments of the time, such as members of the Académie des Beaux-Arts and critics such as Louis Leroy and even the general population at large, but eventually the movement grew and people began to revere impressionist artists that they had once reviled and criticized.
Many of the most famous artists in history were a part of the impressionism movement, such as Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Cézanne, and Édouard Manet. The movement continued until the dawn of the twentieth century as new young artists began experimenting with impressionism, leading to new movements in art like post impressionism.
Some of the most famous examples impressionist art include: Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, painted in 1876, The Luncheon on the Grass painted by Édouard Manet in 1863, and Impression, Sunrise which gave the movement its name and was painted by Claude Monet in 1872.