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Early Days:

   Charles-François Daubigny (Paris, 15 February 1817 – 19 February 1878 in Paris) was one of the painters of the Barbizon school, and is considered an important precursor of Impressionism.

   Daubigny was born into a family of painters and was taught the art by his father Edmond François Daubigny and his uncle, miniaturist Pierre Daubigny.

Charles-Francois Daubigny


Personal Details


Charles-François Daubigny

Place of birth

Paris, France

Date of Birth

15 February 1817

Date of Death

19 February 1878 (aged 61)






Barbizon school

Influenced by

Gustave Courbet


   Initially Daubigny painted in a traditional style, but this changed after 1843 when he settled in Barbizon to work outside in nature. Even more important was his meeting with Camille Corot in 1852 in Optevoz (Isère). On his famous boat Botin, which he had turned into a studio, he painted along the Seine and Oise, often in the region around Auvers. From 1852 onward he came under the influence of Gustave Courbet.

   In 1866 Daubigny visited England, eventually returning because of the Franco-Prussian war in 1870. In London he met Claude Monet, and together they left for the Netherlands. Back in Auvers, he met Paul Cézanne, another important impressionist. It is assumed that these younger painters were influenced by Daubigny.

   Works Of Charles-Francois Daubigny:

Work done by Charles-Francois Daubigny

Work done by Charles-Francois Daubigny