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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View of Pincio, Italy - Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - www.jean-baptiste-camille-corot.org
View of Pincio, Italy
Landscape with Mother and Children - Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - www.jean-baptiste-camille-corot.org
Landscape with Mother and Children
Souvenir of Italy - Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - www.jean-baptiste-camille-corot.org
Souvenir of Italy
Stormy Weather, Pas de Calais, c.1870 - Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - www.jean-baptiste-camille-corot.org
Stormy Weather, Pas de Calais, c.1870
Sitting woman with bare breasts - Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - www.jean-baptiste-camille-corot.org
Sitting woman with bare breasts
A Cow Grazing beneath a Birch Tree - Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - www.jean-baptiste-camille-corot.org
A Cow Grazing beneath a Birch Tree
A Woman Gathering Faggots at Ville dAvray ca 1871 - Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - www.jean-baptiste-camille-corot.org
A Woman Gathering Faggots at Ville dAvray ca 1871
A Village Steeet, Dardagny - Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - www.jean-baptiste-camille-corot.org
A Village Steeet, Dardagny
Young Italian Woman from Papigno with Her Spindle - Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - www.jean-baptiste-camille-corot.org
Young Italian Woman from Papigno with Her Spindle
Souvenir of Italy II - Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - www.jean-baptiste-camille-corot.org
Souvenir of Italy II
Agostina - Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - www.jean-baptiste-camille-corot.org
Agostina
Italian Landscape, 1838 - Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - www.jean-baptiste-camille-corot.org
Italian Landscape, 1838

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