Impressionist in History

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1874-04-15 First 'Impressionist' exhibition opens in Paris, features Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro and Berthe Morisot

Impressionist Painter Claude Monet
Impressionist Painter
Claude Monet
Painter Camille Pissarro
Painter
Camille Pissarro
Painter & Sculptor Pierre Auguste Renoir
Painter & Sculptor
Pierre Auguste Renoir

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestEdouard Manet

1832-01-23 Edouard Manet, French impressionist painter (Olympia, The Luncheon on the Grass), born in Paris, France (d. 1883)

Impressionist painter Edouard Manet
Impressionist painter
Edouard Manet
  • 1834-07-19 Edgar Degas, French impressionist painter, sculptor and artist (The Bellelli Family), born in Paris (d. 1917)

Person of interestPaul Cézanne

1839-01-19 Paul Cézanne, French artist and Post-Impressionist painter (The Basket of Apples), born in Aix-en-Provence, France (d. 1906)

French Painter Paul Cézanne
French Painter
Paul Cézanne
  • 1839-10-30 Alfred Sisley, French impressionist painter, born in Paris (d. 1899)

Person of interestClaude Monet

1840-11-14 Claude Monet [Oscar-Claude], French impressionist painter (Water Lilies, Haystacks, Poplars), born in Paris, France (d. 1926)

Impressionist Painter Claude Monet
Impressionist Painter
Claude Monet

Person of interestPierre Auguste Renoir

1841-02-25 Pierre Auguste Renoir, French Impressionist painter and sculptor (Bal du moulin de la Galette, Luncheon of the Boating Party), born in Limoges, France (d. 1919)

Painter & Sculptor Pierre Auguste Renoir
Painter & Sculptor
Pierre Auguste Renoir
  • 1844-05-21 Henri Rousseau, French post-impressionist painter (The Dream, The Hungry Lion Throws Itself on the Antelope), born in Laval, France (d. 1910)
  • 1844-05-22 Mary Cassatt, American impressionist painter (Woman Bathing), born in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania (d. 1926)
  • 1847-07-20 Max Liebermann, German impressionist painter

Person of interestPaul Gauguin

1848-06-07 Paul Gauguin [Eugene Henri], French post-impressionist painter who worked in French Polynesia, born in Paris (d. 1903)

Painter and Sculptor Paul Gauguin
Painter and Sculptor
Paul Gauguin
  • 1848-08-19 Gustave Caillebotte, French painter (Rue de Paris) and member of Impressionists, born in Paris (d. 1894)
  • 1857-09-12 George H. Breitner, Dutch impressionist painter, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1923)

Person of interestGeorges Seurat

1859-12-02 Georges Seurat, French post-impressionist painter (A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of Grande Jatte), born in Paris, France (d. 1891)

Post-Impressionist Painter Georges Seurat
Post-Impressionist Painter
Georges Seurat

Person of interestHenri Matisse

1869-12-31 Henri Matisse, French impressionist painter (Odalisque), born in Le Cateau-Cambresis, France (d. 1954)

Impressionist Painter Henri Matisse
Impressionist Painter
Henri Matisse
  • 1877-08-04 Dame Laura Knight, English impressionist artist, born in Long Eaton, Derbyshire, England (d. 1970)
  • 1888-10-25 Nils Dardel, Swedish post-impressionist painter, born in Bettna, Södermanland, Sweden (d. 1943)
  • 1915-05-10 Bert van Dongen [Albert Cohen], Dutch singer, impressionist and actor (Het meisje met den blauwen hoed), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1982)
  • 1938-11-26 Rich Little, Canadian-American impressionist and actor (Love on a Rooftop), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1942-10-06 Fred Travalena, American comedian/impressionist (Buy & Cell), born in NYC, New York
  • 1944-05-28 Faith Brown, British actress and impressionist
  • 1952-04-17 Joseph Francis "Joe" Alaskey, American stand-up comedian, actor, voice artist, and impressionist (Buggs Bunny, Daffy Duck), born in Troy, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1957-06-12 Jim Morris, impressionist/comedian (Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush)
  • 1961-04-06 Rory Bremner, impressionist
  • 1968-06-02 Jon Culshaw, British comedian and impressionist
  • 1970-02-15 Craig Gass, American impressionist and comedian
  • 1974-01-19 Frank Caliendo, American comedian & impressionist, born in Chicago, Illinois

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

1870-03-28 Impressionist Painter Claude Monet (29) weds model Camille Doncieux in Paris

Impressionist Painter Claude Monet
Impressionist Painter
Claude Monet

LoveWedding of Interest

1871-06-14 Impressionist painter Camille Pissarro (40) weds Julie Vellay in London

  • 1892-07-16 Impressionist Painter Claude Monet (51) weds longtime companion Alice Hoschedé
  • 1994-10-29 Impressionist Rich Little (55) weds comedian Jeannette Markey (28) at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas

Famous Deaths


Person of interestEdouard Manet

1883-04-30 Édouard Manet, French impressionist painter (Olympia, The Luncheon on the Grass) dies at 51

Impressionist painter Edouard Manet
Impressionist painter
Edouard Manet

Person of interestGeorges Seurat

1891-03-29 Georges Seurat, French post-impressionist painter (Pointillism), dies at 31

Post-Impressionist Painter Georges Seurat
Post-Impressionist Painter
Georges Seurat
  • 1894-02-21 Gustave Caillebotte, French painter (Rue de Paris) and member of Impressionists, dies at 45

Person of interestCamille Pissarro

1903-11-13 Camille Pissarro, Danish Antillean and French Impressionist painter, dies at 73

Person of interestPaul Cézanne

1906-10-22 Paul Cézanne, French artist and Post-Impressionist painter (The Basket of Apples), dies of pneumonia at 67

French Painter Paul Cézanne
French Painter
Paul Cézanne
  • 1910-09-02 Henri Rousseau, French post-impressionist painter (The Dream, The Hungry Lion Throws Itself on the Antelope), dies of a blood clot at 66
  • 1917-09-27 Edgar Degas, French impressionist painter, sculptor and artist (The Bellelli Family), dies at 83
  • 1923-06-05 George H. Breitner, Dutch impressionist painter, dies at 65
  • 1926-06-14 Mary Cassatt, American impressionist painter (Woman Bathing), dies at 82

Person of interestClaude Monet

1926-12-05 Claude Monet [Oscar-Claude], French impressionist painter (Water Lilies, Haystacks, Poplars), dies from lung cancer at 86

Impressionist Painter Claude Monet
Impressionist Painter
Claude Monet
  • 1935-02-08 Max Liebermann, German impressionist painter and graphic artist, dies at 87
  • 1943-05-25 Nils Dardel, Swedish post-impressionist painter, dies at 54
  • 1970-07-07 Dame Laura Knight, English impressionist artist, dies at 92
  • 1982-04-28 Bert van Dongen [Albert Cohen], Dutch singer, impressionist and actor (Het meisje met den blauwen hoed), dies at 66
  • 1995-09-30 George Kirby, American comedian (ABC Comedy Hour, Pearl Bailey Show), dies at 71
  • 2009-06-28 Fred Travalena, American comedian and impressionist (b. 1942)
  • 2016-02-03 Joseph Francis "Joe" Alaskey, American stand-up comedian, actor, voice artist, and impressionist (Buggs Bunny, Daffy Duck), dies from cancer at 63