Who is Antoine Chintreuil?

By Gwylym Owen

Antoine Chintreuil (May 15, 1814 – August 8, 1873) was a French landscape painter.

He was born in Pont-de-Vaux, Ain and grew occurring in Bresse. In 1838 he moved to Paris, where he began studying below Paul Delaroche in 1842. The later year he met Corot, who influenced him profoundly by encouraging him to paint landscape en plein air.

Art historian Athena S. E. Leoussi suggests that Chintreuil’s put-on can be at odds into three periods: From c. 1846–1850 he painted Paris and its surroundings, particularly Montmartre; from 1850–1857 he lived in Igny and frequently painted in Barbizon, and from 1857 on he lived and worked in La Tournelle-Septeuil in the Seine valley. During this fixed idea period his play a part reached its fullest development, and he achieved critical recognition.

In the breadth and simplicity of his execution, and in his attention to capturing blithe and atmosphere, Chintreuil can be placed alongside Eugène Boudin, Johan Barthold Jongkind, and the painters of the Barbizon school, as an important forerunner of Impressionism.

He was a aficionada of the committee that organized the famous Salon des Refusés of 1863.

He died in Septeuil, Seine-et-Oise in 1873.

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