Johan Barthold Jongkind

1819 (Lattrop, Netherlands) – 1981 (La Côte-Saint-André, France)

Corot and Courbet were among the artists Jongkind met during his first period of residence in France; Corot was one of several who later gave work to be auctioned so Jongkind could return from Rotterdam, where Nadar had visited him. He made several trips to Normandy, meeting Boudin, Sisley, and the young Monet, painting with Monet in Le Havre and persuading Boudin to work outdoors. Monet said that ‘the master’ Jongkind had given him the definitive education of his eyes. Baudelaire and Zola (whose friend Cézanne lived in the same building) both met him and wrote enthusiastically about his work.

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