Famous impressionist artists of the 19th century

Derived from Claude Monet’s piece entitled Impression, the term “impressionism” was created to describe the work of a select group of Parisian painters in the late 19th century.

With their thin brush strokes and explosion of color and lighting on mundane subjects, impressionists painters like Monet, Mary Cassatt, and Alfred Sisley confounded critics, defied conventions, and sparked scandal. A century and a half later, they are among the most revered and influential artists of all time.

1. Camille Pissarro

1. Camille Pissarro

2. Berthe Morisot

2. Berthe Morisot

3. Claude Monet

3. Claude Monet

4. Alfred Sisley

4. Alfred Sisley

5. Edgar Degas

5. Edgar Degas

6. Frederic Bazille

6. Frederic Bazille

7. Edouard Monet

7. Edouard Monet

8. Camille Corot

8. Camille Corot

9. Mary Cassatt

9. Mary Cassatt