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Eugène Boudin

Born: Honfleur, 12 July 1824
Died: Deauville, 8 August 1898
Nationality: French

son of a sailor


largely self-taught


1851 – wins three-year scholarship by Le Havre Municipal Council

1858 – meets Claude Monet at a Société des Amis des Arts du Havre (Society of the Friends of Art of Le Harvre) exhibition

1859 – exhibits Pardon of Sainte-Anne-la-Palud (Musée des Beaux-Arts, Le Havre) at Paris Salon

1863 – begins exhibiting regularly at the Salon, continues until 1897

1874 – exhibits at First Impressionist exhibition

1881 – Paul Durand-Ruel becomes Boudin’s dealer


Northern France and Belgium (1849); Brittany (1857); Belgium and the Netherlands (1870-71); Brussels; Antwerp; Dordrecht; Rotterdam; Scheveningen; Venice (1892-95); regular travel between Normandy, Brittany, Bordeaux and the French Riviera

Important Artworks: 

On the Beach at Sunset, 1865 (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)

Village by a River, 1867 (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)

The Quai at Antwerp, 1874 (Dallas Museum of Art)

Dealers and Collectors

Baron Isidore-Justin-Séverin Taylor; Paul Durand-Ruel