Gustave Caillebotte was born to a wealthy French family in Paris on 19 August 1848. His father, Martial, owned a textile manufacturing business, but Gustave was interested in other things. Gustave took to painting as early as 1860, but it remained a hobby. Caillebotte bagged a law degree in 1868 and served as an officer in the Franco-Prussian war of 1870.
Gustave finally settled with art in 1873 after earning a degree at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris. Caillebotte became friends with prominent art personalities after his war service, including Claude Monet and Pablo Picasso. Gustave became better acquainted with the nascent impressionism art movement and exhibited art for the first time in 1876.
Caillebotte had a fulfilling career and experimented with varying art forms depicting his view of Paris. Gustave, inheriting his father’s wealth at a young age, was known for donating to art and helping struggling artists. Gustave opted for a simpler life in his later years. He painted less in the 1890s and leaned toward gardening and making yachts. Gustave died on 21 February 1894 of a stroke while gardening in his home in Gennevilliers.
What was Gustave Caillebotte Known For?
Gustave Caillebotte was most known for his paintings of Paris. Masterpieces like The Pont de l’Europe (1876) and Paris Street; Rainy Day (1877) are testimonies of the artist’s attention to detail. Gustave was loved as a patron of art; he sponsored many artists and was a prominent collector.
Who was Gustave Caillebotte Influenced By?
Gustave Caillebotte was influenced by Claude Bonet and Edgar Degas; both artists were pioneers of Impressionism. Leon Bonnat was Gustave’s tutor and also influenced his style.
What Art Movements was Gustave Caillebotte Associated With?
Gustave Caillebotte was associated with the Impressionism art movement. Some of Gustave’s earlier works are attributed to the Realism art movement, including paintings of food, portraits, and domestic scenes.
Gustave Caillebotte’s Artwork
Below are some of the artworks of Gustave Caillebotte.
Man at his bath
Man dries his leg
Nude on a couch
Trees on a cliff top
The piano lesson
Portrait of A. Cassabois
A young man at his window
Street of Paris
By the river, the effect of the morning fog
In a café
Portrait of Madame Caillebote
Woman at dressing table
Woman sitting on red flowered sofa
The Man on the Balcony, Boulevard Haussmann
Walkway undergrowth in Normandy
The garden at Yerres
All Gustave Caillebotte Artwork on Artchive
|Les Orangers (the Orange Trees)||1878||Oil On Canvas|
|Fruit Displayed On A Stand||c. 1881-82||Oil On Canvas|
|Young Man At His Window||1875||Oil On Canvas|
|Villas At Trouville||1884||Oil On Canvas|
|Boating Party, Or Oarsman In A Top Hat||1877-78||Oil On Canvas|
|Man In A Smock, Or Father Magliore On The Road Between Saint-clair And Etretat||1884||Oil On Canvas|
|Sailboats In Argenteuil||c. 1888||Oil On Canvas|
|View Of Rooftops (snow)||1878||Oil On Canvas|
|Perspective Study Of Streets||1877||Graphite And Charcoal On Buff Paper|
|Perissoires||1877||Oil On Canvas|
|Perissoires||1878||Oil On Canvas|
|Nasturtiums||1892||Oil On Canvas|
|The Garden At Petit Gennevilliers In Winter||c. 1894||Oil On Canvas|
|In A Cafe||1880||Oil On Canvas|
|A Balcony||1880||Oil On Canvas|
|Le pont de l'Europe||c.1881 - c.1882||Oil on Canvas|
|Man on a Balcony||c.1880||Oil on Canvas|
|Self-portrait||c.1875 - c.1878||Oil on Canvas|
|Paris A Rainy Day||1877||Oil on Canvas|
|The Floor-Scrapers||1875||Oil on Canvas|
|Interior||1880||Oil on Canvas|
|Luncheon||1876||Oil on Canvas|
|The Yerres, Rain||1875||Oil on Canvas|