Louise Abbéma was a talented French artist who lived from 1853 to 1927 during a period called the Belle Époque. She came from a rich family in Étampes, Essonne, near Paris, and they were well-known in the local art community.
José Benlliure y Gil, a genre painter, hailed from a family of artistic talents, being the son of a modest painter and the brother of the renowned sculptor Mariano Benlliure. His artistic journey commenced early, with studies at the San Carlos School of Fine Arts in Valencia and under the guidance of Francisco Domingo Marqués in a private studio.
Gertrude Horsford Fiske was an amazing American artist. She was born in 1879 and passed away in 1961. She was famous for painting people, still life, and landscapes. During the early 20th century, she was part of the Boston School of painters, which was a big deal in the art world. What’s really cool is that in 1929, she became the first woman to be appointed to the Massachusetts State Art Commission.
In this painting, Vincent Van Gogh used tiny dots and thick dashes of colors like yellow, lavender, and green. He painted a place near the Seine River, a spot that many other artists liked to paint too. In the picture, you can see a fisherman wearing blue pants, a yellow-brown shirt, and a black hat. He’s holding a fishing pole in his hand, and he’s standing near the Seine River with a bridge called the Pont de Clichy in the background.