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 Alfred Sisley  (1839 - 1899)

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Lived/Active: France      Known for: Impressionist seasonal landscape painting

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BIOGRAPHY for Alfred Sisley
1839 (Paris, France)
1899 (Moret-sur-Loing, France)


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Impressionist seasonal landscape painting

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An impressionist landscape painter early influenced by the Barbizon School, Alfred Sisley was born in Paris to English parents.  The father was a successful business person whose company traded with American southern states.  His parents sent him to London to train for business, but disliking that pursuit, Sisley, in 1862, returned to Paris and, with his family's support, enrolled at the Académie Gleyre.  There he met future impressionists Jean Renoir, Camille Pizarro, and (showing 500 of 6295 characters).

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