Portrait of Eugene Boudin

Eugene Boudin - Painting Reproductions Gallery 2 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 Paintings of Eugene Boudin

Venise - Le Mole et la Salute, 1895 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Venise - Le Mole et la Salute 1895

Oil Painting
$297
SKU: EBU-342
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Venice, The Dock of the Guidecca, 1895 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Venice, The Dock of the Guidecca 1895

Oil Painting
$297
SKU: EBU-343
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

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

A Small Canal in Venice 1895

Oil Painting
$343
SKU: EBU-344
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Venice, Vue from the Grand Canal, 1895 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Venice, Vue from the Grand Canal 1895

Oil Painting
$309
SKU: EBU-345
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Venice, the Grand Canal, 1895 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Venice, the Grand Canal 1895

Oil Painting
$297
SKU: EBU-346
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Venice, the Canal de la Gandara, 1895 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Venice, the Canal de la Gandara 1895

Oil Painting
$343
SKU: EBU-347
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Venice, View from San Giorgio, 1895 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Venice, View from San Giorgio 1895

Oil Painting
$393
SKU: EBU-348
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

View of Venice, 1895 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

View of Venice 1895

Oil Painting
$309
SKU: EBU-349
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Venice, The Grand Canal, 1895 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Venice, The Grand Canal 1895

Oil Painting
$297
Canvas Print
$44.48
SKU: EBU-350
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: 26 x 35.2 cm
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid, Spain

The Still River at Deauville, 1895 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

The Still River at Deauville 1895

Oil Painting
$259
SKU: EBU-351
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Bridge on the River Touques at Deauville, 1895 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Bridge on the River Touques at Deauville 1895

Oil Painting
$274
SKU: EBU-352
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Laundresses on the Banks of the Touques, 1895 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Laundresses on the Banks of the Touques 1895

Oil Painting
$259
Canvas Print
$44.48
SKU: EBU-353
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: 26.9 x 34.9 cm
Private Collection

Laundresses, 1895 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Laundresses 1895

Oil Painting
$259
SKU: EBU-354
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Trouville, View from Deauville, a Day in March, 1895 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Trouville, View from Deauville, a Day in March 1895

Oil Painting
$297
SKU: EBU-355
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Venice, the Mole at the Entrance, 1895 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Venice, the Mole at the Entrance 1895

Oil Painting
$297
SKU: EBU-356
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Rouen, View from the Queen's Way, 1895 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Rouen, View from the Queen's Way 1895

Oil Painting
$297
SKU: EBU-357
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Rouen, View over the River Seine, 1895 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Rouen, View over the River Seine 1895

Oil Painting
$297
SKU: EBU-358
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Rouen, the Sante-Catherine Coast, Morning Mist, 1895 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Rouen, the Sante-Catherine Coast, Morning Mist 1895

Oil Painting
$259
SKU: EBU-359
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

A Squall from Northwest, 1895 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

A Squall from Northwest 1895

Oil Painting
$259
SKU: EBU-360
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Fishing Boats at Sea, 1895 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Fishing Boats at Sea 1895

Oil Painting
$297
SKU: EBU-361
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Le Havre, l'avant-port, 1894 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Le Havre, l'avant-port 1894

Oil Painting
$249
SKU: EBU-362
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Trouville, the Jettys, Low Tide, 1894 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Trouville, the Jettys, Low Tide 1894

Oil Painting
$249
SKU: EBU-363
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Entrance to the Port of Trouville, 1894 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Entrance to the Port of Trouville 1894

Oil Painting
$259
SKU: EBU-364
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Le Haver, Le Bassin de l'eure, 1894 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Le Haver, Le Bassin de l'eure 1894

Oil Painting
$286
SKU: EBU-365
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

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