Eugène Boudin (French)
Born 1824, Honfleur, France — Died 1898, Deauville, France
Eugène Boudin was one of the first French landscape painters to paint in en plein air (outdoors) from nature. His many beach scenes directly link the carefully observed naturalism of the early 19th century and the brilliant light and fluid brushwork of late 19th-century Impressionism. He was a formative mentor to Impressionist master Claude Monet.
Eugène Boudin works are represented in many of the world’s finest art museums. The Eugène Boudin Museum in Honfleurs, France, is dedicated to the display of his, Claude Monet’s and other Impressionist artists’ works.