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Alfred Sisley: Drawings

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Alfred Sisley was French impressionist landscape painter, born in Paris to English parents. He was a founding member of the Impressionist group. In his early education years he took the opportunity to study the works of John Constable and William Turner. His father supported him and decided to send him to the École des Beaux-Arts in the atelier of Charles-Gabriel Gleyre. Fellow students of Gleyre included Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Claude Monet and Frédéric Bazille. Their friendship was to revolutionize painting and radically change the history of art. Influenced by his friends Renoir and Monet in his selection of colours, Sisley was less daring than Monet in his use of the "rainbow palette" and closer to the Barbizon School tradition. He never move away from figure painting and, unlike Renoir and Pissarro, never found that Impressionism did not fulfill his artistic needs.

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