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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The Youngest Daughter of M. Edouard Delalain, c.1845... - Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - www.jean-baptiste-camille-corot.org
The Youngest Daughter of M. Edouard Delalain, c.1845...
Le Gue (aka Cows on the Banks of the Gue) 1870-1875 - Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - www.jean-baptiste-camille-corot.org
Le Gue (aka Cows on the Banks of the Gue) 1870-1875
Trois paysannes dans un pre, souvenir de Bretagne - Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - www.jean-baptiste-camille-corot.org
Trois paysannes dans un pre, souvenir de Bretagne
The Edge of the Pool (Au Bord de l'Etang) 1867 - Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - www.jean-baptiste-camille-corot.org
The Edge of the Pool (Au Bord de l'Etang) 1867
Les Alinges, Haute Savoie, Figures under the Trees - Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - www.jean-baptiste-camille-corot.org
Les Alinges, Haute Savoie, Figures under the Trees
Edge of a Lake (also known as Souvenir of Italy) - Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - www.jean-baptiste-camille-corot.org
Edge of a Lake (also known as Souvenir of Italy)
Hütten mit Mühle am Bachufer - Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - www.jean-baptiste-camille-corot.org
Hütten mit Mühle am Bachufer
Stürmisches Wetter. Ufer des Pas-de-Calais - Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - www.jean-baptiste-camille-corot.org
Stürmisches Wetter. Ufer des Pas-de-Calais
Saulaie aA  Saint Nicolas pres Arras - Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - www.jean-baptiste-camille-corot.org
Saulaie aA  Saint Nicolas pres Arras
L'Italienne aA  la fontaine - Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - www.jean-baptiste-camille-corot.org
L'Italienne aA  la fontaine
La petite Seraphine vetue du gilet de Corot (dans sa... - Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - www.jean-baptiste-camille-corot.org
La petite Seraphine vetue du gilet de Corot (dans sa...

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