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French 1839-1899 Alfred Sisley Galleries Alfred Sisley (October 30, 1839 ?C January 29, 1899) was an English Impressionist landscape painter who was born and spent most of his life in France. Sisley is recognized as perhaps the most consistent of the Impressionists, never deviating into figure painting or finding that the movement did not fulfill his artistic needs. Sisley was born in Paris to affluent English parents; William Sisley was in the silk business, and his mother Felicia Sell was a cultivated music connoisseur. At the age of 18, Sisley was sent to London to study for a career in business, but he abandoned it after four years and returned to Paris. Beginning in 1862 he studied at the atelier of Swiss artist Marc-Charles-Gabriel Gleyre, where he became acquainted with Fr??d??ric Bazille, Claude Monet, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Together they would paint landscapes en plein air (in the open air) in order to realistically capture the transient effects of sunlight. This approach, innovative at the time, resulted in paintings more colorful and more broadly painted than the public was accustomed to seeing. Consequently, Sisley and his friends initially had few opportunities to exhibit or sell their work. Unlike some of his fellow students who suffered financial hardships, Sisley received an allowance from his father??until 1870, after which time he became increasingly poor. Sisley's student works are lost. His earliest known work, Lane near a Small Town is believed to have been painted around 1864. His first landscape paintings are sombre, coloured with dark browns, greens, and pale blues. They were often executed at Marly and Saint-Cloud.

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Alfred Sisley Square in Argenteuil oil painting artist


Alfred Sisley Square in Argenteuil oil painting artist

Square in Argenteuil
Painting ID::  27215
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mk55 1872 Oil on canvas 46.5x66cm Musee d Orsay,Paris

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Alfred Sisley Boulevard Heloise,Argenteuil oil painting artist


Alfred Sisley Boulevard Heloise,Argenteuil oil painting artist

Boulevard Heloise,Argenteuil
Painting ID::  27216
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mk52 1872 Oil on canvas 39x61cm National Gallery of Art,Washington.DC

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Alfred Sisley La Grande-Rue,Argenteuil oil painting artist


Alfred Sisley La Grande-Rue,Argenteuil oil painting artist

La Grande-Rue,Argenteuil
Painting ID::  27217
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mk55 c.1872 Oil on canvas 65.4x46.2cm Castle Museum,Norwich

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Alfred Sisley Footbridge at Argenteuil oil painting artist


Alfred Sisley Footbridge at Argenteuil oil painting artist

Footbridge at Argenteuil
Painting ID::  27218
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mk55 1872 Oil on canvas 39x60cm Musee d Orsay,Paris

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Alfred Sisley Village on the Banks of the Seine oil painting artist


Alfred Sisley Village on the Banks of the Seine oil painting artist

Village on the Banks of the Seine
Painting ID::  27219
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mk55 1872 Oil on canvas 60x81cm Hermitage,St Petersburg

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