Bazille, Frédéric

Bazille, Frédéric (1841-70). French painter, 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 work being the large Family Reunion (Musée d'Orsay, Paris, 1867-68).

Bazille was killed in action during the Franco-Prussian War, cutting short a promising career. He came from a wealthy family and had given generous financial support to Monet and Renoir.

406 x 504 45.9K
45.9K, 406 x 504

Portrait of Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Painted: 1867
Oil on canvas
122 x 107 cm
Musee d'Orsay
Bazille's Studio; 9 rue de la Condamine
Painted: 1870
Oil on canvas
98 x 128.5 cm
Musee d'Orsay

772 x 595 90.3K
90.3K, 772 x 595