Portrait of Eugene Boudin

Eugene Boudin Painting Reproductions Gallery 1 of 10

1824-1898

French Impressionist Painter

Eugene Boudin (July 12, 1824 - August 8, 1898) was one of the first French landscape painters to paint outdoors.
Boudin was a marine painter, and expert in the rendering of all that goes upon the sea and along its shores. His pastels, summary and economic, garnered the splendid eulogy of Baudelaire, and Corot who, gazing at his pictures, said to him, "You are the master of the sky."
Born at Honfleur, Normandy, he worked in a small art shop where Claude Monet displayed his art work Le Havre and Honfleur across the estuary of the Seine. But before old age came on him, Boudin's father abandoned seafaring, and his son gave it up too, having no real vocation for it, though he preserved to his last days much of a sailor's character, frankness, accessibility, and open-heartedness.
In 1835 his family moved to Le Havre, where his father established himself as stationer and frame-maker. He began work the next year as an assistant in a stationery and framing store before opening his own small shop. There he came into contact with artists working in the area and exhibited in his shop the paintings of Constant Troyon and Jean-Francois Millet, who, along with Jean-Baptiste Isabey and Thomas Couture whom he met during this time, encouraged young Boudin to follow an artistic career. At the age of 22 he abandoned the world of commerce, started painting full-time, and traveled to Paris the following year and then through Flanders. In 1850 he earned a scholarship that enabled him to move to Paris, although he often returned to paint in Normandy and, from 1855, made regular trips to Brittany.
Dutch 17th century masters profoundly influenced him, and on meeting the Dutch painter Johan Jongkind, who already made his mark in French artistic circles, Boudin was advised by his new friend to paint outdoors (en plein air). He also worked with Troyon and Isabey, and in 1859 met Gustave Courbet who introduced him to Charles Baudelaire, the first critic to draw Boudin’s talents to public attention when the artist made his debut at the 1859 Paris Salon.
In 1857 Boudin met the young Claude Monet who spent several months working with Boudin in his studio. The two remained lifelong friends and Monet later paid tribute to Boudin’s early influence. Boudin joined Monet and his young friends in the first Impressionist exhibition in 1874, but never considered himself a radical or innovator.
Boudin's growing reputation enabled him to travel extensively in the 1870s. He visited Belgium, the Netherlands, and southern France, and from 1892 to 1895 made regular trips to Venice. He continued to exhibit at the Paris Salons, receiving a third place medal at the Paris Salon of 1881, and a gold medal at the 1889 Exposition Universelle. In 1892 Boudin was made a knight of the Legion d'honneur, a somewhat tardy recognition of his talents and influence on the art of his contemporaries.
Late in his life he returned to the south of France as a refuge from ill-health, and recognizing soon that the relief it could give him was almost spent, he returned to his home at Deauville, to die within sight of Channel waters and under Channel skies.

235 Eugene Boudin Paintings

Trouville, Low Tide, undated by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Trouville, Low Tide undated

Oil Painting
$322
SKU: EBU-318
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Trouville, the Jettys, Low Tide, 1896 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Trouville, the Jettys, Low Tide 1896

Oil Painting
$385
Canvas Print
$48.20
SKU: EBU-319
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: 32.7 x 40.6 cm
Private Collection

Trouville, the Jettys, Low Tide, 1896 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Trouville, the Jettys, Low Tide 1896

Oil Painting
$309
SKU: EBU-320
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Deauville, Ships at Dock, 1896 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Deauville, Ships at Dock 1896

Oil Painting
$335
SKU: EBU-321
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Villerville, the Shore, 1896 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Villerville, the Shore 1896

Oil Painting
$524
Canvas Print
$48.20
SKU: EBU-322
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: 26.7 x 40.8 cm
Private Collection

Le Havre, Heavy Winds off of Frascati, 1896 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Le Havre, Heavy Winds off of Frascati 1896

Oil Painting
$322
Canvas Print
$48.20
SKU: EBU-323
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: 55.5 x 91 cm
Petit Palais Musee des Beaux Arts, Paris, France

Rouen, the Pont Corneille, Fog Effect, 1896 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Rouen, the Pont Corneille, Fog Effect 1896

Oil Painting
$322
SKU: EBU-324
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Bay of Douarnenez, 1897 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

The Bay of Douarnenez 1897

Oil Painting
$335
SKU: EBU-325
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Deauville, the Basin, 1897 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Deauville, the Basin 1897

Oil Painting
$345
SKU: EBU-326
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Sea at Douarnenez, 1897 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

The Sea at Douarnenez 1897

Oil Painting
$270
SKU: EBU-327
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Douarnenez, the Bay, View of l'Ile Tristan, 1897 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Douarnenez, the Bay, View of l'Ile Tristan 1897

Oil Painting
$322
SKU: EBU-328
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Trouville, View from the Heights, 1897 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Trouville, View from the Heights 1897

Oil Painting
$322
SKU: EBU-329
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Deauville, Norwegian Three-Master Leaving Port, 1897 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Deauville, Norwegian Three-Master Leaving Port 1897

Oil Painting
$372
SKU: EBU-330
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Port of Trouville, Low Tide, 1897 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

The Port of Trouville, Low Tide 1897

Oil Painting
$345
SKU: EBU-331
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Bridge over the Toques at Trouville, undated by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

The Bridge over the Toques at Trouville undated

Oil Painting
$270
SKU: EBU-332
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Harbor of Antibes, undated by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

The Harbor of Antibes undated

Oil Painting
$281
SKU: EBU-333
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Inner Port of Trouville at Low Tide, undated by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

The Inner Port of Trouville at Low Tide undated

Oil Painting
$309
SKU: EBU-334
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Landscape, near Honfleur, undated by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Landscape, near Honfleur undated

Oil Painting
$297
SKU: EBU-335
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Port at Deauville, undated by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

The Port at Deauville undated

Oil Painting
$322
SKU: EBU-336
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Small Canal in Venice, 1895 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Small Canal in Venice 1895

Oil Painting
$372
Canvas Print
$48.20
SKU: EBU-337
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Venice, Quai de la Guidecca, 1895 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Venice, Quai de la Guidecca 1895

Oil Painting
$372
SKU: EBU-338
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Venice - The Campanile, the Ducal Palace, 1895 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Venice - The Campanile, the Ducal Palace 1895

Oil Painting
$335
SKU: EBU-339
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Venice, The Campanile, View of Canal San Marco, 1895 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Venice, The Campanile, View of Canal San Marco 1895

Oil Painting
$410
SKU: EBU-340
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Venice, the Customs House, 1895 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Venice, the Customs House 1895

Oil Painting
$322
SKU: EBU-341
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

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