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Portrait of Edouard Manet (black crayon with charcoal c.1880)
By: Henri Fantin-Latour

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Edouard Manet, b. January 23 1832, (not to be confused with Claude Monet of the same era) was a French painter, and the founding father of Impressionism. He was one of the first 19th-century artists to paint modern life, which aroused the hostility of critics and the enthusiam of other painters breaking away from the Realist movement.

 


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