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History of the Impressionist Group

The 19th century painting movement later known as Impressionism began as a private association of Paris-based friends who exhibited together publicly for the first time in 1874. The name was coined by a hostile critic and only later embraced by the group.

Impressionism as Painting Technique

The Impressionist approach to painting is usually identified with a strong concern for light in its changing qualities, often with an emphasis on the effects of a particular passage of time.

painters who showed in the Impressionist exhibitions

Claude Monet
Auguste Renoir
Camille Pissarro
Alfred Sisley
Berthe Morisot
Edgar Degas
Mary Cassatt

see also:

History of painting