Portrait of Eugene Boudin

Eugene Boudin Painting Reproductions Gallery 6 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

Cordier Park, Trouville, c.1880/85 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Cordier Park, Trouville c.1880/85

Oil Painting
$283
SKU: EBU-439
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Trouville, Le Chemin de la Corderie, 1878 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Trouville, Le Chemin de la Corderie 1878

Oil Painting
$299
SKU: EBU-440
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Chateau Musee, Boulogne-sur-Mer, France

Market at Trouville, 1876 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Market at Trouville 1876

Oil Painting
$660
SKU: EBU-441
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Rotterdam, Le Pont de Bourse, 1876 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Rotterdam, Le Pont de Bourse 1876

Oil Painting
$325
SKU: EBU-442
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Fondation Bemberg Museum, Toulouse, France

View of Rotterdam, c.1876/80 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

View of Rotterdam c.1876/80

Oil Painting
$325
SKU: EBU-443
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Le Parc Cordieres a Trouville, c.1873 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Le Parc Cordieres a Trouville c.1873

Oil Painting
$299
SKU: EBU-444
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Coast of Portrieux, 1874 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

The Coast of Portrieux 1874

Oil Painting
$247
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: EBU-445
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: 86 x 150.5 cm
Private Collection

Le Havre; European Basin, Sailing Ships at Anchor, 1870 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Le Havre; European Basin, Sailing Ships at Anchor 1870

Oil Painting
$430
SKU: EBU-446
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: 46.3 x 65 cm
Private Collection

The Beach at Trouville, 1868 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

The Beach at Trouville 1868

Oil Painting
$369
SKU: EBU-447
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Flowers and Fruit in a Garden, 1869 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Flowers and Fruit in a Garden 1869

Oil Painting
$312
SKU: EBU-448
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

On the Beach, Dieppe, 1864 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

On the Beach, Dieppe 1864

Oil Painting
$168
SKU: EBU-449
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Honfleur, the Port, Docked Sailboat, c.1856/60 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Honfleur, the Port, Docked Sailboat c.1856/60

Oil Painting
$325
SKU: EBU-450
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Spray of Flowers - Holyhocks, 1858 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Spray of Flowers - Holyhocks 1858

Oil Painting
$337
SKU: EBU-451
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Spray of Flowers, 1858 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Spray of Flowers 1858

Oil Painting
$337
SKU: EBU-452
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Honfleur, the Jetty, c.1854/57 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Honfleur, the Jetty c.1854/57

Oil Painting
$325
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: EBU-453
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Fondation de l'Hermitage, Lausanne, Switzerland

Le Havre, la tour Francois, c.1854 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Le Havre, la tour Francois c.1854

Oil Painting
$312
SKU: EBU-454
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Figures on the Beach in Trouville, 1869 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Figures on the Beach in Trouville 1869

Oil Painting
$360
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: EBU-5676
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: 29 x 47 cm
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid, Spain

The Beach at Trouville, 1867 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

The Beach at Trouville 1867

Oil Painting
$419
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: EBU-6298
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: 32 x 48 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

Regatta at Argenteuil, 1866 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Regatta at Argenteuil 1866

Oil Painting
$714
Canvas Print
$55.54
SKU: EBU-6299
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: 45.5 x 73 cm
Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

Santa Maria della Salute and the Dogana, Venice, 1895 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Santa Maria della Salute and the Dogana, Venice 1895

Oil Painting
$764
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: EBU-6300
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: 36 x 55 cm
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow, United Kingdom

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

The Beach at Tourgeville 1893

Oil Painting
$696
Canvas Print
$60.44
SKU: EBU-6301
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: 50 x 71 cm
Musee des Beaux Arts, Caen, France

View of Antibes, 1893 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

View of Antibes 1893

Oil Painting
$685
Canvas Print
$49.57
SKU: EBU-6302
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: 35.6 x 57.2 cm
Private Collection

September Morning: Port of Fecamp, 1880 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

September Morning: Port of Fecamp 1880

Oil Painting
$540
Canvas Print
$54.31
SKU: EBU-6303
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: 40.2 x 55.5 cm
National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, United Kingdom

The Jetty at High Tide, Trouville, Undated by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

The Jetty at High Tide, Trouville Undated

Oil Painting
$315
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: EBU-6304
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: 27 x 21.7 cm
Private Collection

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