An influential style of painting that originated in France in the 1870s with artists such as Claude Monet, Pierre-August Renoir and Alfred Sisley. They were interested in capturing the changing effects of light, frequently exploring this through landscape scenes painted in the open air.

Claude Monet Poplars on the Epte 1891

Artists

Claude Monet
1840 - 1926
Camille Pissarro
1830 - 1903
Alfred Sisley
1839 - 1899
Berthe Morisot
1841 - 1895
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
1841 - 1919

Exhibitions

Permanent
French Impressionism
National
Exhibition finished
American Impressionism | A New Vision
  • 19 July 2014 to 19 October 2014
  • Free
Modern Two
Exhibition finished
Impressionist Gardens
  • 31 July 2010 to 17 October 2010
National