The Private Lives of the Impressionists

The Private Lives of the Impressionists

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Though they were often ridiculed or ignored by their contemporaries, today astonishing sums are paid for their paintings. Their dazzling works are familiar to even the most casual art lovers--but how well does the world know the Impressionists as people?

Sue Roe's colorful, lively, poignant, and superbly researched biography, The Private Lives of the Impressionists, follows an extraordinary group of artists into their Paris studios, down the rural lanes of Montmartre, and into the rowdy riverside bars of a city undergoing monumental change. Vivid and unforgettable, it casts a brilliant, revealing light on this unparalleled society of genius colleagues who lived and worked together for twenty years and transformed the art world forever with their breathtaking depictions of ordinary life.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 356 pages
  • 150 x 229 x 25mm | 431g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0060545593
  • 9780060545598
  • 413,211

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"Exceptionally detailed and thoroughly researched....Roe has done an admirable job of unearthing...countless...source materials." San Francisco Chronicle
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"Meticulously researched and vividly written...a comprehensive and revealing group portrait."--Publishers Weekly
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