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