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Paintings of France


It would seem little wonder that a country so tied to the Impressionist movement would be captured on canvas by many of it’s famous painters. Most of the paintings of France on The Famous Artists were painted by the great French Impressionists. Jongkind, Pissarro and Cezanne all painted lovely landscapes of their homeland. English painter Sisley also gave us a brightly colored landscape of France in his painting of Argenteuill.

I hope you enjoy this collection of paintings of France and check out more of the paintings completed by the famous artists represented here.

The Church at Moret at Dawn

Painting of the Church at Moret by the English impressionist painter Alfred Sisley (1839-1899). While the title of this painting says it is a church, to this non-European, this looks more like a grand cathedral – notice how small the…
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The Port of Nice

One of a number of paintings of the Port of Nice by the French Impressionist Berthe Morisot (1841-1895), this painting depicts the port as a background for a single sailboat. Morisot and her husband Eugene Manet, Edouard Manet’s brother, spent…
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View of Rouen

Dutch artist Johann Jongkind (1818-1891) often painted landscapes and marine scenes from his native country and France. In this painting he has shared his interpretation of Rouen – this historical capital city of Normandy. This painting depicts a variety of…
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The Garden at Pontoise

A pretty, sunny day in a rose garden is the focal point of this landscape painting by the famous artist Camille Pissarro (1830-1903). Pissarro turned this impressionist landscape painting into something much more interesting than a simple painting of a…
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L’Estaque with Red Roofs

This oil on canvas is one of a number of landscape paintings completed by the famous artist Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) of a small French fishing village. L’Estaque is just west of Marseille. Many Impressionists and Post-Impressionists spent time here and…
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The House of Pere Lacroix

Painted in Auvers, France in 1873, by the famous artist Paul Cezanne (1839-1906), this landscape painting features a home in the village. In 1873, Cezanne and the artist Camille Pissarro(1830-1903) were living in Auvers and often painted together. Both painted…
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Grain Fields on the Hills of Argenteuil

This lovely landscape painting was painted by Alfred Sisley (1839-1899). Sisley was an English impressionist painter who lived most of his life in France. He was most known for landscape paintings which were painted outside to capture the bright sunlight…
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