Edouard Manet

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Birthday
23, 1832
Birthplace
Paris, France
Death Date
Apr 30, 1883 (51)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
23, 1832
Birthplace
Paris, France
Death Date
Apr 30, 1883 (51)

About

"Le Bar aux Folies-Bergère" painter whose scenes of Parisian life bridged the gap between Realism and Impressionism. He painted "Le déjeuner sur l'herbe" and "Olympia," both of which came to be regarded as foundational works of modern art. However, at the time of their production, these paintings were considered scandalous and indecent.

Before Fame

He failed the Navy entrance exam twice, after which his father finally allowed him to pursue an artistic education.

Trivia

He was fascinated by leisure and leisurely activities, as exemplified by "Music in the Tuileries" from 1862.

Family Life

His mother was the goddaughter of the Swedish crown prince and the daughter of a diplomat. He and pianist Suzanne Leenhoff wed in 1863.

Associated With

He and Claude Monet, another revered French Impressionist painter, were often confused, given the two painters' similar surnames.