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Alfred Sisley
 
 
 
 
Alfred Sisley, (born Oct. 30, 1839, Paris, France—died Jan. 29, 1899, Moret-sur-Loing), painter who was one of the creators of French Impressionism.

Although his wealthy English parents had originally intended him for commerce, Sisley began painting as an amateur, and in Charles Gleyre’s studio in 1862 he began his association with Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Jean-Frédéric Bazille. The Franco-German War of 1870–71 brought financial ruin to the Sisley family and caused Sisley to flee temporarily to London. At this period of crisis he decided to make painting his full-time career. The rest of his life was a constant struggle against poverty. Shortly after his death his talent began to be widely recognized, and the price of his work rose sharply.

Sisley was essentially a landscape painter. His works can be distinguished from those of his colleagues by their softly harmonious values. His early style was much influenced by Camille Corot, and his restricted and delicate palette continued to reflect something of Corot’s silvery tonalities. His snowscapes are particularly effective. Much of his best and most spontaneous work was done in the period 1872–80 in the neighbourhood of Paris, at Marly, Louveciennes, Bougival, Sèvres, Saint-Cloud, and Meudon, at a time when he was in close touch with Monet.

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Molesey Weir – Morning
 
 
 
 


Rest along the Stream. Edge of the Wood,
1878, Musée d'Orsay
 
 
 
 


Lane Near a Small Town
c. 1864
 
 
 
 


The Terrace at Saint-Germain, Spring
1875
 
 
 
 


Flood at Port-Marly
1876. Musée d'Orsay
 
 
 
 


St. Martin Canal
1870
 
 
 

A Village Street in Winter
1893





The Tugboat
1883


 


Villeneuve-la-Garenne
1872





Flood at Pont-Marley
1876



The Seine at Suresnes





Meadow





Provencher's Mill at Moret
1883



Windy Day At Veneux
1882





The Seine at Bougival
1873






The Chemin de By through Woods at Roches-Coutaut: St. Martin's Summer

 
 
 
 

The Banks of the Seine: Wind Blowing



Grapes And Walnuts On A Table
1876





Snow at Louveciennes
1874





Early Snow at Louveciennes



Still Life: Apples And Grapes
1876








Regatta at Molesey
1874






The Bridge at Villeneuve-la-Garenne
1872





A Farmyard near Sablons





Avenue of Chestnut Trees

 
 
 

 
 
 
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