Portrait of Eugene Boudin

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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

Saint-Cenery, a Pond, c.1890/92 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Saint-Cenery, a Pond c.1890/92

Oil Painting
$168
SKU: EBU-415
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Dunkirk, The Inner Port, 1889 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Dunkirk, The Inner Port 1889

Oil Painting
$274
SKU: EBU-416
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Deauville, on the Jetty, 1889 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Deauville, on the Jetty 1889

Oil Painting
$178
SKU: EBU-417
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Village around Dunkirk, 1889 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Village around Dunkirk 1889

Oil Painting
$213
SKU: EBU-418
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

River in the Vicinity of Dunkirk, 1889 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

River in the Vicinity of Dunkirk 1889

Oil Painting
$259
SKU: EBU-419
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Le Haver, the Outer Port, 1889 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Le Haver, the Outer Port 1889

Oil Painting
$204
SKU: EBU-420
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Deauville, the Jetty, c.1888/95 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Deauville, the Jetty c.1888/95

Oil Painting
$168
SKU: EBU-421
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Trouville, Beach Scene, c.1888/95 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Trouville, Beach Scene c.1888/95

Oil Painting
$508
SKU: EBU-422
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Port of Trouville, 1886 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

The Port of Trouville 1886

Oil Painting
$204
SKU: EBU-423
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Berck Dunes, 1886 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

The Berck Dunes 1886

Oil Painting
$552
Canvas Print
$46.57
SKU: EBU-424
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: 47 x 65.4 cm
Private Collection

Le Havre, the Outer Port, 1886 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Le Havre, the Outer Port 1886

Oil Painting
$259
SKU: EBU-425
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Trouville, the Port at Low Tide, 1887 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Trouville, the Port at Low Tide 1887

Oil Painting
$297
SKU: EBU-426
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Trouville, on the Beach Sheltered by a Parasol, 1885 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Trouville, on the Beach Sheltered by a Parasol 1885

Oil Painting
$349
SKU: EBU-427
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Trouville, the Jettys, Low Tide, c.1885/90 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Trouville, the Jettys, Low Tide c.1885/90

Oil Painting
$168
SKU: EBU-428
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Deauville, the Beach, Low Tide, c.1885/90 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Deauville, the Beach, Low Tide c.1885/90

Oil Painting
$178
SKU: EBU-429
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Trouville, the Port, c.1885/90 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Trouville, the Port c.1885/90

Oil Painting
$286
SKU: EBU-430
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Musee d'Art Contemporain, Lyon, France

Market at Trouville, 1883 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Market at Trouville 1883

Oil Painting
$274
SKU: EBU-431
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Port of Trouville, the Market Place, 1884 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

The Port of Trouville, the Market Place 1884

Oil Painting
$259
SKU: EBU-432
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Windmills and Canal near Dordrecht, 1884 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Windmills and Canal near Dordrecht 1884

Oil Painting
$168
SKU: EBU-433
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

View of Dordrecht, 1884 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

View of Dordrecht 1884

Oil Painting
$213
SKU: EBU-434
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Port of Le Havre at Sunset, 1882 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

The Port of Le Havre at Sunset 1882

Oil Painting
$259
SKU: EBU-435
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Estuary at Trouville, 1880 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Estuary at Trouville 1880

Oil Painting
$213
SKU: EBU-436
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Women and Children on the Beach at Trouville, 1880 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Women and Children on the Beach at Trouville 1880

Oil Painting
$338
SKU: EBU-437
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Still Life with Pheasants and a Basket of Apples, c.1880/85 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Still Life with Pheasants and a Basket of Apples c.1880/85

Oil Painting
$343
SKU: EBU-438
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Musee Eugene Boudin, Honfleur, France

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