Derived from Claude Monet's piece entitled Impression, the term "impressionism" was created to describe the work of a select group of Parisian painters in the late 19th century. With their thin brush strokes and explosion of color and lighting on mundane subjects, impressionists painters like Monet, Mary Cassatt, and Alfred Sisley confounded critics, defied conventions, and sparked scandal. A century and a half later, they are among the most revered and influentional artists of all time.
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Explore the lives and famous works of impressionist painters Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Mary Cassatt, and Camille Pissarro and discover the artistic legacies they left behind.
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profile name: Edgar Degas profile occupation: Painter, Sculptor
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profile name: Claude Monet profile occupation: Painter
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profile name: Camille Pissarro profile occupation: Painter
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profile name: Mary Cassatt profile occupation: Painter
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profile name: Edouard Manet profile occupation: Painter
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