Konstalbum-Gustave Caillebotte

Gustave Caillebotte F: 19 Aug 1848 in Paris, France D: 21 Feb 1894 in Gennevilliers

Gustave Caillebotte - Self Portrait 1888-89

Gustave Caillebotte - Autoportrait ca 1892

Gustave Caillebotte - Yerres, Colonnade of the Casin 1870

Gustave Caillebotte - Meaux Effect of Sunlight on the Old Chapterhouse 1871-78

Gustave Caillebotte - Yerres Dark Bay Horse in the Stable ca 1871-78

Gustave Caillebotte - A Road in Naples 1872

Gustave Caillebotte - Fishermen on the Banks of the Yerres 1873

Gustave Caillebotte - Woman at a Dressing Table 1873

Gustave Caillebotte - Woman Seated on the Grass (Lawn) 1874

Gustave Caillebotte - Les Jardiniers 1875

Gustave Caillebotte - Les Raboteurs de Parquet 1875

Gustave Caillebotte - L'Yerres, Pluie 1875

Gustave Caillebotte - Jeune Homme à la Fenêtre (his brother René) 1875

Gustave Caillebotte - Luncheon 1876

Gustave Caillebotte - Portraits à la Campagne (GC's Mother, Aunt, Cousin and a family friend) 1876

Gustave Caillebotte - Camille Daurelle In The Park at Yerres (Jeune Garçon au Pied d'un Arbre) 1877

Gustave Caillebotte - The Wall of the Garden 1877

Gustave Caillebotte - Portrait of a Young Woman in an Interior ca 1877

Gustave Caillebotte - Portrait of Mademoiselle Boissiere Knitting 1877

Gustave Caillebotte - Paris a Rainy Day 1877

Gustave Caillebotte - Rooftops in the Snow (snow effect) 1878

Gustave Caillebotte - Rue Halévy, Vue d'un Sixième Étage 1878

Gustave Caillebotte - The Orange Trees 1878

Gustave Caillebotte - Baigneur s'Apprêtant à Plonger 1878

Gustave Caillebotte - Les Périssoires 1878

Gustave Caillebotte - Still Life 1879

Gustave Caillebotte - Game of Bezique 1880

Gustave Caillebotte - Dans un Café 1880

Gustave Caillebotte - Interior, Woman Reading 1880

Gustave Caillebotte - Intérieur 1880

Gustave Caillebotte - L'Homme au Balcon, Boulevard Haussmann 1880

Gustave Caillebotte - Un Balcon 1880

Gustave Caillebotte - Garlic Cloves and Knife on the Corner of a Table 1871-88

Gustave Caillebotte - Two Hanging Pheasants 1882

Gustave Caillebotte - Melon and Fruit Bowl with Figs 1882

Gustave Caillebotte - Rib of Beef ca 1882

Gustave Caillebotte - Display of Chickens and Game Birds 1882

Gustave Caillebotte - Still Life with Oysters 1881

Gustave Caillebotte - Still Life with Crayfish 1882

Gustave Cailebotte - Nature Morte, Yellow Roses in a Vase 1882

Gustave Caillebotte - The Artist's House at Yerres ca 1882

Gustave Caillebotte - Portrait of Henri Cordier 1883

Gustave Caillebotte - The Pink Villa at Trouville 1883

Gustave Caillebotte - Villas à Trouville 1884

Gustave Caillebotte - The Yellow Fields at Gennevilliers 1884

Gustave Caillebotte - Homme au Bain 1884

Gustave Caillebotte - Homme Portant une Blouse 1884

Gustave Caillebotte was a French painter, member and patron of the group of artists known as Impressionists, though he painted in a much more realistic manner than many other artists in the group. Caillebotte was noted for his early interest in photography as an art form.

Gustave Caillebotte was born on 19 August 1848 to an upper-class Parisian family living in the rue du Faubourg-Saint-Denis. His father, Martial Caillebotte (1799–1874), was the inheritor of the family's military textile business and was also a judge at the Seine department's Tribunal de Commerce. Caillebotte's father was twice widowed before marrying Caillebotte's mother, Céleste Daufresne (1819–1878), who had two more sons after Gustave, René (1851–1876) and Martial (1853–1910). Caillebotte was born at home on rue du Faubourg-Saint-Denis in Paris, and lived there until 1866 when his father had a home built on rue de Miromesnil. Beginning in 1860, the Caillebotte family began spending many of their summers in Yerres, a town on the Yerres River about 12 miles (20 km) south of Paris, where Martial Caillebotte, Sr. had purchased a large property. It was around this time that Caillebotte probably began to draw and paint.

Caillebotte earned a law degree in 1868 and a licence to practise law in 1870. He was also an engineer. Shortly afterwards, he was drafted to fight in the Franco-Prussian war, and served from July 1870 to March 1871 in the Garde Nationale Mobile de la Seine.

Caillebotte's sizable allowance, along with the inheritance he received after the death of his father in 1874 and his mother in 1878, allowed him to paint without the pressure to sell his work. It also allowed him to help fund Impressionist exhibitions and support his fellow artists and friends (including Claude MonetAuguste Renoir, and Camille Pissarro among others) by purchasing their works and, at least in the case of Monet, paying the rent for their studios.

Caillebotte bought his first Monet in 1875 and was especially helpful to that artist's career and financial survival. He was precise in his sponsorship; notably absent are works by Georges Seurat and Paul Gauguin, or any of the Symbolists. In 1890 he played a major role in assisting Claude Monet in organizing a public subscription and in persuading the French state to purchase Édouard Manet's 1863 Olympia.

Convinced after the death of his younger brother René in 1876 that his own life would be short, Caillebotte wrote his will while still in his twenties. In his will, Caillebotte donated a large collection to the French government. This collection ultimately included sixty-eight paintings by various artists: Camille Pissarro (19), Claude Monet (14), Pierre-Auguste Renoir (10), Alfred Sisley (9), Edgar Degas (7), Paul Cézanne (5), and Édouard Manet (4).