Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Sisley, Alfred

Oil on canvas
65 x 92 cm
Galerie H. Odermatt-Ph. Cazeau, Paris

Alfred Sisley (1839 – 1899) was a French-born English Impressionist landscape painter who was born, and spent most of his life, in France.
Sisley is generally recognized as the most consistent of the Impressionists in his dedication to painting landscape en plein air (i.e., outdoors).
He never deviated into figure painting and, unlike Renoir and Pissarro, never found that Impressionism did not fulfill his artistic needs.