The Lives of the French Impressionists: Friends, Roommates, and Rivals Presented by Mary Woodward

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Thursday, Apr 25, 2019, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Edgewood Auditorium
575 Osgood Street
North Andover, MA

We’re probably all familiar with French Impressionist paintings—the sun-dappled haystacks by Claude Monet and the fresh young faces captured by Auguste Renoir. But what do we know about the artists as people? Actually, quite a lot! For example, we know that Gustave Caillebotte paid Camille Pissarro’s rent on more than one occasion. And we know that Claude Monet was a pallbearer at funeral. Their lives and art works were intertwined in a way that is hard for us to imagine today. They were, at once, both competitors and colleagues.
In this illustrated talk, we’ll have a look at the art as well as the lives of the French Impressionists.