Portrait of Eugene Boudin

Eugene Boudin Painting Reproductions Gallery 4 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

The Port at Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue, 1892 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

The Port at Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue 1892

Oil Painting
$258
SKU: EBU-390
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Fecamp, the Basin, c.1892/94 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Fecamp, the Basin c.1892/94

Oil Painting
$233
SKU: EBU-391
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Seine at Quillebeuf, c.1892/94 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

The Seine at Quillebeuf c.1892/94

Oil Painting
$247
SKU: EBU-392
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Trouville, the Piers, High Tide, c.1892/96 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Trouville, the Piers, High Tide c.1892/96

Oil Painting
$195
SKU: EBU-393
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Shore at Tourgeville, 1893 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

The Shore at Tourgeville 1893

Oil Painting
$208
SKU: EBU-394
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Near Antibes, 1893 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Near Antibes 1893

Oil Painting
$247
SKU: EBU-395
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Shore at Villerville, 1893 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

The Shore at Villerville 1893

Oil Painting
$247
SKU: EBU-396
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Banks of the Touques, 1893 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

The Banks of the Touques 1893

Oil Painting
$195
SKU: EBU-397
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Antibes, the Rocks of the Islet, 1893 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Antibes, the Rocks of the Islet 1893

Oil Painting
$233
SKU: EBU-398
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Antibes, the Point of the Islet, 1893 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Antibes, the Point of the Islet 1893

Oil Painting
$233
SKU: EBU-399
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Deauville Basin, 1891 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

The Deauville Basin 1891

Oil Painting
$272
SKU: EBU-401
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Canal at Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, 1891 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

The Canal at Saint-Valery-sur-Somme 1891

Oil Painting
$233
SKU: EBU-402
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, the Bridge on the Lock, 1891 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, the Bridge on the Lock 1891

Oil Painting
$223
SKU: EBU-403
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The River Touques at Saint-Arnoult, 1895 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

The River Touques at Saint-Arnoult 1895

Oil Painting
$696
Canvas Print
$49.54
SKU: EBU-404
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: 51 x 75 cm
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid, Spain

Entrance to the Port of Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, 1891 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Entrance to the Port of Saint-Valery-sur-Somme 1891

Oil Painting
$247
SKU: EBU-405
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Oiseme Landscape, near Chartres, 1891 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Oiseme Landscape, near Chartres 1891

Oil Painting
$325
SKU: EBU-406
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Oiseme at Harvest Time, 1891 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Oiseme at Harvest Time 1891

Oil Painting
$195
SKU: EBU-407
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Trouville, the Jettys, Low Tide, 1890 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Trouville, the Jettys, Low Tide 1890

Oil Painting
$283
SKU: EBU-408
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Deauville: Beach Scene, 1890 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Deauville: Beach Scene 1890

Oil Painting
$208
SKU: EBU-409
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Etretat, The Cliff of Aval, 1890 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Etretat, The Cliff of Aval 1890

Oil Painting
$560
Canvas Print
$52.75
SKU: EBU-410
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: 80 x 110 cm
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid, Spain

Etaples, La Canache, Maree Basse, 1890 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Etaples, La Canache, Maree Basse 1890

Oil Painting
$233
SKU: EBU-411
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Trouville, Panorama of the Beach, 1890 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Trouville, Panorama of the Beach 1890

Oil Painting
$247
SKU: EBU-412
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Saint-valery-sur-Somme, the Canal d'Abbeville, 1890 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Saint-valery-sur-Somme, the Canal d'Abbeville 1890

Oil Painting
$195
SKU: EBU-413
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Cayeux. Windmill in the Countryside, Morning, 1890 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Cayeux. Windmill in the Countryside, Morning 1890

Oil Painting
$233
SKU: EBU-414
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

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