Portrait of Eugene Boudin

Eugene Boudin Painting Reproductions Gallery 3 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, Sardine Boats Getting Under Way, 1894 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Trouville, Sardine Boats Getting Under Way 1894

Oil Painting
$233
SKU: EBU-366
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Fecamp, the Inner Harbor, 1894 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Fecamp, the Inner Harbor 1894

Oil Painting
$375
SKU: EBU-367
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Le Havre, Commerce Basin, 1894 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Le Havre, Commerce Basin 1894

Oil Painting
$325
SKU: EBU-368
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Berck, Fisherwomen on the Beach, Low Tide, 1894 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Berck, Fisherwomen on the Beach, Low Tide 1894

Oil Painting
$442
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: EBU-369
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: 22.5 x 33 cm
E.G. Buhrle Foundation Collection, Zurich, Switzerland

Abbeville, Street and the Church of Saint-Vulfran, 1894 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Abbeville, Street and the Church of Saint-Vulfran 1894

Oil Painting
$388
SKU: EBU-370
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Laundresses on the Banks of the Touques, c.1894/97 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Laundresses on the Banks of the Touques c.1894/97

Oil Painting
$283
SKU: EBU-371
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Laundress on the Banks of the Touques, c.1894/97 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Laundress on the Banks of the Touques c.1894/97

Oil Painting
$283
SKU: EBU-372
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Beach at Trouville, 1893 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

The Beach at Trouville 1893

Oil Painting
$691
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: EBU-373
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: 56 x 91 cm
The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

The Beach, Deauville, 1893 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

The Beach, Deauville 1893

Oil Painting
$233
SKU: EBU-374
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Deauville, Ruins of the Chateau de Lassay, 1893 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Deauville, Ruins of the Chateau de Lassay 1893

Oil Painting
$233
SKU: EBU-375
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Chateau Musee, Boulogne-sur-Mer, France

Deauville, Sunset on the Beach, 1893 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Deauville, Sunset on the Beach 1893

Oil Painting
$208
SKU: EBU-376
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Antibes, the Fortifications, 1893 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Antibes, the Fortifications 1893

Oil Painting
$195
SKU: EBU-377
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Quillebeuf, View of the Church from the Canal, 1893 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Quillebeuf, View of the Church from the Canal 1893

Oil Painting
$247
SKU: EBU-378
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Antibes, Vue pris de la salis, 1893 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Antibes, Vue pris de la salis 1893

Oil Painting
$208
SKU: EBU-379
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Antibes, Fort Carre, 1893 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Antibes, Fort Carre 1893

Oil Painting
$195
SKU: EBU-380
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Fecamp, The Port, 1892 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Fecamp, The Port 1892

Oil Painting
$247
SKU: EBU-381
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Baye of Villefranche, the Port, 1892 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

The Baye of Villefranche, the Port 1892

Oil Painting
$233
SKU: EBU-382
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Quay at Villefranche, 1892 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Quay at Villefranche 1892

Oil Painting
$325
SKU: EBU-383
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Abbeville, Street and the Church of Saint-Volfran, 1884 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Abbeville, Street and the Church of Saint-Volfran 1884

Oil Painting
$325
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: EBU-384
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: 44.5 x 37 cm
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid, Spain

The Commerce Basin, Le Havre, 1892 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

The Commerce Basin, Le Havre 1892

Oil Painting
$183
SKU: EBU-385
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Le Havre, the Casimir Delavigne Basin, 1892 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Le Havre, the Casimir Delavigne Basin 1892

Oil Painting
$337
SKU: EBU-386
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Deauville, The Basin, 1892 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Deauville, The Basin 1892

Oil Painting
$272
SKU: EBU-387
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Fishermen and Sailboats near Trouville, 1892 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Fishermen and Sailboats near Trouville 1892

Oil Painting
$195
SKU: EBU-388
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Saint-Cenery, the Church and the Bridge, 1892 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Saint-Cenery, the Church and the Bridge 1892

Oil Painting
$375
SKU: EBU-389
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

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