Eugène Louis Boudin

Born 1824. Died 1898.
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Eugène Louis Boudin Biography

Known as the “King of the Skies”, Eugène Louis Boudin (1824-1898) was a pioneering French landscape painter. Boudin’s seascapes and outdoor scenes became foundational to the Impressionist movement. Born in Honfleur, Normandy, Boudin was one of the first painters to work en plein air, capturing the interplay of light and atmosphere. His intimate, ephemeral depictions of the changing French coastlines, and his innovative use of brushwork and color, profoundly influenced younger contemporaries including Claude Monet. Through his unprecedented pictorial responsiveness to the elusive magic of the Normandy coast, Boudin helped usher in a new realm of art in the late 19th century.

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