Stanislas Lepine Biography1835-1892
French Impressionist Painter
Lepine was born in Caen. An important influence in his artistic formation was Corot, who he met in Normandie in 1859, becoming his student the following year.
Lepine's favorite subject was the Seine, which he was to paint in all its aspects for the rest of his life. He participated in the first Impressionist exhibition, held at Nadar's in 1874, although he is generally not considered an Impressionist. His paintings are placid in mood and are usually small in scale. Lepine was awarded the First Prize medal at the Exposition of 1889. He died suddenly in Paris in 1892.