Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (July 17, 1796 - February 22, 1875) was a French landscape painter and printmaker in etching. Corot was the leading painter of the Barbizon school of France in the mid-nineteenth century. He is a pivotal figure in landscape painting and his vast output simultaneously references the Neo-Classical tradition and anticipates the plein-air innovations of Impressionism.

Camille Corot was born in Paris in 1796, in a house at 125 Rue du Bac, now demolished. His family were bourgeois people-his father was a wigmaker and his mother a milliner-and unlike the experience of some of his artistic colleagues, throughout his life he never felt the want of money, as his parents made good investments and ran their businesses well. After his parents married, they bought the millinery shop where she had worked and he gave up his career as a wigmaker to run the business side of the shop. The store was a famous destination for fashionable Parisians and earned the family an excellent income. Corot was the middle of three children born to the family, who lived above their shop during those years.

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Souvenir of Castel Gandolfo - Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - www.jean-baptiste-camille-corot.org
Souvenir of Castel Gandolfo
Castel Gandolfo, Dancing Tyrolean Shepherds, 1855-60 - Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - www.jean-baptiste-camille-corot.org
Castel Gandolfo, Dancing Tyrolean Shepherds, 1855-60
Cascade of Terni - Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - www.jean-baptiste-camille-corot.org
Cascade of Terni
Meadow with Two Large Trees - Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - www.jean-baptiste-camille-corot.org
Meadow with Two Large Trees
Shipyard in Honfleur - Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - www.jean-baptiste-camille-corot.org
Shipyard in Honfleur
A thinking girl - Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - www.jean-baptiste-camille-corot.org
A thinking girl
Souvenir of the Bresle at Incheville - Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - www.jean-baptiste-camille-corot.org
Souvenir of the Bresle at Incheville
Auvers-sur-Oise: Daubigny's pond, c.1855 - Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - www.jean-baptiste-camille-corot.org
Auvers-sur-Oise: Daubigny's pond, c.1855
Jewish Algerian Woman - Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - www.jean-baptiste-camille-corot.org
Jewish Algerian Woman
The Gust of Wind, c.1865-70 - Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - www.jean-baptiste-camille-corot.org
The Gust of Wind, c.1865-70
Artist's Studio, Young Woman with a Mandolin - Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - www.jean-baptiste-camille-corot.org
Artist's Studio, Young Woman with a Mandolin
La Cervara, the Roman Countryside 2 - Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - www.jean-baptiste-camille-corot.org
La Cervara, the Roman Countryside 2

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