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Alfred Sisley

Impressionist Landscape Painter
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Net worth 2018: Under Review
Industry: Painters
Residence: Paris
Country: British
BirthDay: 30 October 1839
Sigh: Scorpio
Died On: January 29, 1899
BIOGRAPHY

Alfred Sisley was bornon 30 October 1839 in Paris, British, is Impressionist Landscape Painter. Alfred Sisley was a landscape painter who helped to develop the technique and look of the movement, ‘impressionism’. Born in France, Sisley was a British citizen who lived and worked in France alongside other famous painters of the movement, including Monet and Renoir. He gave up a business career early in life and painted for a living, even though it meant spending most of his life in poverty. Unlike many other impressionists, he focused his painting career almost exclusively on landscapes, rather than working on figure studies or exploring outside of the movement. His paintings feature countryside scenes captured outdoors in and around the small French village where he spent much of his adult life. Alongside his fellow impressionists, he helped popularize the method of quickly painting ever-changing, natural subjects, rather than carefully controlled studio subjects. His naturalistic depictions of rural French life often include motifs of steam, snow, rain and other yielding, natural elements softening the edges of man-made and industrial objects. Although his paintings were not widely accepted during his lifetime, they now command high prices and are valuable additions to some of the most prestigious art collections in the world. While his name is often overshadowed by Monet and other famous impressionist painters of the time, his contribution to the impressionist movement is invaluable.

TIMELINE
1897

Lesouezec was also British and living in Paris when the two met, and they had two children together; before they travelled back to their native country to get married on August 5th, 1897

1890

This famous painter’s work 'The Lane of Poplars at Moret', completed in 1890 has been stolen three times from the same museum

1880

In 1880, Sisley and his family moved to a small village near the forest of Fontainebleau, where the gentle and ever-changing landscape inspired him to paint a large majority of his best-known paintings

1875

'Sand Heaps' painted in 1875, is one of his most famous and recognizable paintings

1874

For most of his career, Sisley depended on patrons to fund his artistic efforts, and with their help was able to travel to England in 1874, where he painted a series for the first independent impressionist exhibition

1870

When the onset of the Franco-Prussian War in 1870 forced his father out of business, Sisley began depending solely on his paintings to support himself

1866

In 1866, he started a relationship with Eugénie Lesouezec that lasted the rest of their lives

1862

In 1862, he began studying in an atelier within the Paris École des Beaux-Arts and developed his practice of painting en plein air, outdoors onsite rather than in the studio

1860

Alfred Sisley's early paintings during the 1860s helped to develop the impressionist style, but were not accepted in a large public art exhibit until 1868

1857

In 1857, Sisley travelled to London to study business for four years, but found that he didn't belong to that world

1839

He was born on 30 October 1839, in Paris, and spent most of his life in France, but maintained his identity as a British citizen

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