Guillaumin, (Jean-Baptiste) Armand (1841-1927) by Scholes, Robert

(Jean-Baptiste) Armand Guillaumin (1841 – 1927) He was born in Paris of a family that had recently moved there from central France, where as a boy he spent much of his time. At the age of 15 he started working in his uncle’s linen shop, whilst studying drawing in the evenings. In 1860 he obtained a job on the Paris-Orleans railway, continuing to paint in his spare time. In 1861 he entered the Académie Suisse and met and . Pissarro then introduced him to new friends–, , Bazille, , –and Cézanne took him to Zola’s Thursday evening salons. By the 1870s he had become an impressionist, and he remained one during his productive years as an artist, though his work evolved in the direction of fauvism or post-impressionism. Cézanne Pissarro Manet Degas RenoirRenoirPierre-Auguste Sisley

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