Friday, 11 May 2012

Johan Jongkind: the 'true master'

'The father of the modern landscape' [Manet]

He was born Johan Barthold Jongking in 1819 in the Dutch town of Lattrop and lived most of his adult life in France.
He was known as 'the painter of Harfleur and Paris streets' and played an important part in the development of Impressionism.  Monet called him his 'true master'.
Jongkind died at Grenoble in the French Alps in 1891 where he buried in the local cemetery.

The Seine and Notre Dame de Paris (1864)

The Stagecoach (1867)

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