Édouard Manet [1832 – 1883]

French modernist painter Édouard Manet was born, January 23, 1832 in Paris, France ❦ He was one of the first 19th-century artists to paint modern life, and a pivotal figure in the transition from Realism to Impressionism. Édouard Manet showed promise in drawing and caricature from an early age. After twice being denied admission to France’s prestigious Naval College, he … Continue reading Édouard Manet [1832 – 1883]