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Edouard Manet

 (1832 - 1883)
Edouard Manet was active/lived in France.  Edouard Manet is known for impressionist painting-female figure.

Edouard Manet

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Edouard Manet was born in Paris, France on January 29, 1832.  His mother, Eugenie-Desiree Fournier, was a woman of refinement and god daughter of Charles Bernadotte, the Crown Prince of Sweden.  His father was a magistrate in the Ministry of Justice.  Manet was assumed to be destined for a similar career, but failed several times in his entrance requirements for Normal College.  Finally, in 1850, he entered the school of the fashionable painter, Couture, which he attended more or less sporadically until 1856.  He and Couture did not get along particularly well.

The school of Impressionism based itself chiefly on the work of Manet.  But his work was such a radical change from the popular work o  ...  Displaying 750 of 6120 characters.

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About  Edouard Manet

Born:  1832 - Paris, France
Died:   1883 - Paris, France
Known for:  impressionist painting-female figure