Impressionism can be considered the first distinctly modern movement in painting.
Developing in Paris in the 1860s, its influence spread throughout Europe and eventually the United States. Its originators were artists who rejected the official, government-sanctioned exhibitions, and were consequently shunned by powerful academic art.
However, admired by art experts, popular with the public, and widely exhibited in the world’s top museums, Impressionism has dominated the art world for nearly 150 years.
We are delighted to share with you ten such artists, renowned for their pioneering approach to art and shaping the evolution of several art movements for years to come.