Born on August 19, 1848 in Paris, France to a wealthy family, the artist went on to study painting first with Léon Joseph Florentine Bonnat and then at the École des Beaux-Arts. After Caillebotte inherited money from his parents, he was able to not only fund his own career but support Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Edgar Degas, Camille Pissarro, and other artists by purchasing their work. Caillebotte’s work is in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, among others. He died on February 21, 1894 in Gennevilliers, France.
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