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

Dusk on the Commercial Dock at Le Havre, c.1892/94 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Dusk on the Commercial Dock at Le Havre c.1892/94

Oil Painting
$259
Canvas Print
$49.02
SKU: EBU-6305
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: 40 x 55 cm
Musee des Beaux-Arts Andre Malraux, Le Havre, France

Casino de Trouville, Undated by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Casino de Trouville Undated

Oil Painting
$781
Canvas Print
$44.48
SKU: EBU-6306
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Cherbourg, 1883 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Cherbourg 1883

Oil Painting
$706
Canvas Print
$51.16
SKU: EBU-6307
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: 41 x 56 cm
Private Collection

Quittebeuf, 1893 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Quittebeuf 1893

Oil Painting
$578
Canvas Print
$51.47
SKU: EBU-6308
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: 42 x 55 cm
Private Collection

Le Havre, 1889 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Le Havre 1889

Oil Painting
$637
Canvas Print
$44.48
SKU: EBU-6309
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: 50.5 x 74.5 cm
Private Collection

The Meuse at Dordrecht, 1874 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

The Meuse at Dordrecht 1874

Oil Painting
$654
Canvas Print
$44.48
SKU: EBU-6310
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: 46 x 65 cm
Private Collection

Plougastel-Daoulas, c.1870/73 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Plougastel-Daoulas c.1870/73

Oil Painting
$720
Canvas Print
$44.48
SKU: EBU-6311
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: 52 x 80 cm
Private Collection

The Effect of the Moon, 1891 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

The Effect of the Moon 1891

Oil Painting
$494
Canvas Print
$49.02
SKU: EBU-6312
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: 40 x 55 cm
Private Collection

The Port at Anvers, c.1871/74 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

The Port at Anvers c.1871/74

Oil Painting
$573
Canvas Print
$44.48
SKU: EBU-6313
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: 28.5 x 44 cm
Private Collection

Deauville, the Bassin, c.1880/85 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Deauville, the Bassin c.1880/85

Oil Painting
$520
Canvas Print
$44.48
SKU: EBU-6314
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: 25 x 36 cm
Private Collection

The Entree of the Harbour, Dieppe, 1896 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

The Entree of the Harbour, Dieppe 1896

Oil Painting
$619
Canvas Print
$44.48
SKU: EBU-6315
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: 36.2 x 58.4 cm
Private Collection

The Harbour at Trouville, 1880 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

The Harbour at Trouville 1880

Oil Painting
$610
Canvas Print
$44.48
SKU: EBU-6316
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: 36.2 x 58.4 cm
Private Collection

Hopital-Camfrout, Le Bourg, 1872 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Hopital-Camfrout, Le Bourg 1872

Oil Painting
$682
Canvas Print
$44.48
SKU: EBU-6317
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: 40.6 x 65.3 cm
Private Collection

View of the Basin at Trouville, Undated by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

View of the Basin at Trouville Undated

Oil Painting
$559
Canvas Print
$44.48
SKU: EBU-6318
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: 32.4 x 45.7 cm
Private Collection

The Basin, Deauville, c.1880/85 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

The Basin, Deauville c.1880/85

Oil Painting
$561
Canvas Print
$44.48
SKU: EBU-6319
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: 32.4 x 41 cm
Private Collection

Trouville, the Harbour, c.1883/87 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Trouville, the Harbour c.1883/87

Oil Painting
$573
Canvas Print
$44.48
SKU: EBU-6320
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: 32.4 x 41 cm
Private Collection

The Quay at Antwerp, 1874 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

The Quay at Antwerp 1874

Oil Painting
$656
Canvas Print
$44.48
SKU: EBU-6321
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: 34.6 x 63.8 cm
Dallas Museum of Art, Texas, USA

Banks of the Seine, 1869 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Banks of the Seine 1869

Oil Painting
$475
Canvas Print
$44.48
SKU: EBU-6322
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: 31.3 x 55.3 cm
Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio, USA

View of Bordeaux, 1874 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

View of Bordeaux 1874

Oil Painting
$807
Canvas Print
$44.48
SKU: EBU-6323
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: 54.7 x 89.5 cm
Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio, USA

The Coast at Trouville, 1865 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

The Coast at Trouville 1865

Oil Painting
$546
Canvas Print
$50.49
SKU: EBU-6324
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: 46.2 x 61.1 cm
Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio, USA

Beach Scene, 1867 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Beach Scene 1867

Oil Painting
$702
Canvas Print
$44.48
SKU: EBU-6325
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: 35.5 x 59 cm
Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio, USA

The Beach at Deauville, 1864 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

The Beach at Deauville 1864

Oil Painting
$537
Canvas Print
$44.48
SKU: EBU-6326
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: 37 x 25.3 cm
Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio, USA

Deauville Harbor, 1891 by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Deauville Harbor 1891

Oil Painting
$641
Canvas Print
$44.48
SKU: EBU-6327
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: 46.7 x 37.8 cm
Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio, USA

Beach Near Trouville, undated by Eugene Boudin | Painting Reproduction

Beach Near Trouville undated

Oil Painting
$792
Canvas Print
$44.48
SKU: EBU-6328
Eugene Boudin
Original Size: 67.5 x 104 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

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