Frédéric Bazille (1841-70)

French painter and one of the early Impressionist group.
As a student in Gleyre's studio in Paris (1862) he befriended Monet, Renoir, and Sisley, with whom he painted out of doors at Fontainebleau and in Normandy. He was, however, primarily a figure painter rather than a landscapist, his best-known workbeing the large Family Reunion.
Bazille was killed in action during the Franco-Prussian War, cutting short a promising career. He came from a wealthy familyand had given generous financial support to Monet and Renoir.

Bazille's Studio at 9 rue de la Condamine

The Pink Dress (View of Castelnau-le-Lez, Hérault)

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