was born in Paris. Daubigny
was taught by this father Edme, who was a student of Jean-Victor
Daubigny was grouped with painters of the Barbizon School. He was
trained to be a neoclassical landscape painter.
In 1834, Daubigny started working at the
Restorer of Paintings at the Louvre.
loved to travel through the countryside of France. While traveling,
he would paint the countryside in plein air. In 1836, he traveled
to Italy with his friend Henri Mignan. In 1837, he returned to Paris and entered
one of his historical landscape paintings in the Prix de Rome competition.
In 1838, he exhibited View of Notre Dame de Paris and the
Ile sainte Louis at the Salon. In 1840, he entered St Jerome in the Desert
at the Salon. Daubigny entered Paul Delaroche's studio to prepare
for the 1841 Prix de Rome competition. Daubigny, unfortunately, disqualified for the competition and spent the
next three years making etchings.
he received an inheritance and was awarded a second class medal
from the Salon. During one
of his trips, he met Corot in 1852. They became instant friends.
Daubigny bought a small riverboat and converted it into a floating
studio. He named his
boat Botin and named Corot as the honary Admiral.
Daubigny was elected to jury the Salon. During this period, Daubigny was very supportive to Manet,
Morisot, Pissarro, Renoir and Sisley and helped them to be accepted
at the Salon.
plein air paintings were associated with the marine painters who
were based in the Normandy coastline.
He painted country scenes, forest scenes that were impressionistic
in style. He captured the transparency of the atmosphere
and layered colors of the sky.
by Charles-Francois Daubigny
Moisson - 1851
Hameau d'Optevoz - 1857
Flood-Gate at Optevoz - 1859