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European Impressionism

Pierre Auguste Renoir (French, 1841–1919), Still-Life with Apples, ca. 1890, oil on canvas, gift of Micheline and Bob Gerson, 2008.166.

Late nineteenth-century Impressionists rejected formal academic constraints on artistic subject matter and style. Their freely painted works, often executed outside, captured the artists’ immediate impressions. The High’s Impressionist collection includes paintings by Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro, and Edgar Degas.