Author(s): KATZ ROBERT & DARS CELESTINE
No group of artists or period of art history has inspired as much fascination and admiration as the Impressionist school. This book tells the story of the revolutionary Impressionist painters and the dramatic times that shaped their vision. It examines the artistic trends from the early part of the 19th century to the shocking debut of Manet's Luncheon on the Grass, and examines the most important individuals in the history of Impressionism, including Pissarro, Manet, Degas, Monet, Renoir and Sisley. The expert analysis is augmented by over 350 illustrations, including the immediately recognizable images as well as rare paintings seldom seen in print.
Robert Katz is a graduate of Oriel College, Oxford, where he studied modern languages. He has contributed to a wide range of books, from 19th-century European artists in the Holy Land to contemporary art. Celestine Dars was trained in France as an art historian, and she specializes in the study of art in its social-historical context. She has worked in publishing and art research most of her professional life.