Profession: Impressionist painter
Why Famous: Edouard Manet was an important French impressionist painter whose major works include "The Luncheon on the Grass", "Olympia" and "A Bar at the Folies-Bergère".
Manet was one of the major figures in the move away from realism in painting towards the more radical impressionistic style. His "Olympia" painting of a nude especially caused a sensation in 1865 when it was exhibited at the Paris Salon.
- 1863-10-28 Painter Edouard Manet (31) weds Suzanne Leenhoff (34)
- 1863-05-15 Salon des Refusés opens in Paris, exhibition of works rejected by official Salon, features Paul Cézanne, Camille Pissarro, Henri Fantin-Latour, James Whistler, and Édouard Manet