Gustave Caillebotte

Gustave Caillebotte (b. August 19, 1848, d. February 21, 1894) – French painter. Originally created in the style of academic and impressionist.

Caillebotte was born into a wealthy family. He earned a law degree, and after inheriting his father’s estate has never had trouble with money. In 1873 he enrolled in the École des Beaux-Arts, in the same year he met the Impressionists. Since that time, he began to create under their influence. Due to its wealth helped in organizing and financing the following group exhibitions, also bought many works of his friends. He often painted laborers at work or scenes of Parisian street life.

In 1882, Caillebotte withdrew from public life, creating henceforth only still lifes and landscapes. A year later, he wrote his will, in which 67 gave his collection of Impressionist works the French State, provided that they are issued together in the Louvre. Today, they are part of the collection of the Paris Musée d’Orsay.