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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River Landscape - Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - www.jean-baptiste-camille-corot.org
River Landscape
An Artist Painting in the Forest of Fountainebleau - Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - www.jean-baptiste-camille-corot.org
An Artist Painting in the Forest of Fountainebleau
Arleux-du-Nord, the Drocourt Mill, on the Sensee - Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - www.jean-baptiste-camille-corot.org
Arleux-du-Nord, the Drocourt Mill, on the Sensee
Italian Landscape, 1838 - Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - www.jean-baptiste-camille-corot.org
Italian Landscape, 1838
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
Woman with a Pearl - Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - www.jean-baptiste-camille-corot.org
Woman with a Pearl
Woman with a Pink Shawl, c.1868 - Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - www.jean-baptiste-camille-corot.org
Woman with a Pink Shawl, c.1868
Bologne-sur-Mer, View from the High Cliffs - Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - www.jean-baptiste-camille-corot.org
Bologne-sur-Mer, View from the High Cliffs
Chateau Thierry - Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - www.jean-baptiste-camille-corot.org
Chateau Thierry
Young Women of Sparta (or Gypsy Reclining) c.1868-70 - Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - www.jean-baptiste-camille-corot.org
Young Women of Sparta (or Gypsy Reclining) c.1868-70
A girl holding a basket, and the same seated girl in... - Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - www.jean-baptiste-camille-corot.org
A girl holding a basket, and the same seated girl in...
Winter Scene - Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - www.jean-baptiste-camille-corot.org
Winter Scene

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