(Frederic Auguste) Bartholdi
French sculptor famous for his enormous sculptures, most notably the Statue of Liberty.
One of the developers of Fauvism, he later met Picasso, and the two of them developed Cubism.
His early works such as "House of the Hanged Man" were Impressionalist in style, but his later paintings were more abstract anticipating the cubist and expressionist movements. Other famous works include "The Card Players", "Mont Sainte-Victoire", and "The Kitchen Table."
French founder of Realism, in 1844 he began exhibiting works in which everyday scenes were portrayed with sincerity and absence of idealism. His works include "The Stone Breakers", "Studio of the Painter", and "Allegory of Realism."
(Jacques- Louis) David
His works include "Death of Socrates", "The Oath Coronation of Napolean and Josephine", and "Death of Marat."
Influential Impressionalist whose most famous subjects were ballet dancers and the horse races. His works include "Dancer Lacing her Shoe", "Jockeys in the Rain", "The Rehearsal", and "Glass of Absinthe."
The foremost French romantic, his works include "Liberty Leading the People", "Bark of Dante", "Massacre at Chios", "Women of Algiers", "Tiger Hunt", and "Chopin and George Sand."
Famous for his cubist work "Nude Descending a Staircase", a co-founder of the Dada group, he also invented ready-mades, commonplace objects exhibited as works of art. Another of his works include "Foundain."
Originally allied with the impressionalists, he moved to Tahiti in 1891, where he painted some of his best works. While in Tahiti he also wrote the autobiographical novel "Noa Noa." His works include "The Yellow Christ", "The Day of the God", and "La Orana Maria."
a French romantic painter, he is most famour for "Raft of the Medusa" and "Officer of the Imperial Guard."
Often called an Impressionalist, his works include "Luncheon on the Grass", "A Bar at the Folies- Bergere", "Execution of the Emperor Maximillian of Mexico", "Olympia", "The Fire Player", and "The Balcony."
One of the greatest artists of the 20th century, he explored Impressionism and was a leader of Fauvism. His works include "The Green Stripe" and "Blue Nude."
(Jean Francois) Millet
He is associated with the Barbizon School, his best-known work id "The Gleaners."
a French landscape painter, his painting "Impression: Surprise" gave rise to the Impressionist movement.
Born in the West Indies, he moved to Paris in 1855. He was a founder (with Monet, Renoir, and Cezanne) on Impressionism. He is best known for his "Boulevard des Italiens."
He is perhaps the greatest 17th century French baroque painter and is best known for his works featuring classical and religious subjects. His influence can be seen in works by Jacques Louis David and Paul Cezanne. HIs works include "Rape of the Sabine Women", "Inspiration of the Poet", "Shepherds of Arcadia", and "The Seven Sacraments."
(Pierre Auguste) Renoir
a French impressionist artist, he is best known for works of Parisian life such as "Les Grande Boulevards", "Luncheon of the Boating Party", "The Swing", "La Grenouillere", and "The Bathers."
a French sculptor, his works include "The Thinker", "The Age of Bronze", "The Kiss", "Gates of Hell", "Balzac", and "The Burghers of Calais."
a French postimpressionist ans inventer of Pointillism, his works include "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte" and "Le Cirque."
(Henri de) Toulouse- Lautrec
French painter and lithographer credited with pioneering the modern pster, particularly of the Moulin Rouge.
Major exponent of the Rococo movement, his works include "A Pilgrimage to Cythera."