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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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
Chaumieres Et Moulins Au Bord DAun Torrent (Morvan... - Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - www.jean-baptiste-camille-corot.org
Chaumieres Et Moulins Au Bord DAun Torrent (Morvan...
The Boatmen of Mortefontaine - Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - www.jean-baptiste-camille-corot.org
The Boatmen of Mortefontaine
A Farmyard near Fontainebleau - Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - www.jean-baptiste-camille-corot.org
A Farmyard near Fontainebleau
Sicilian Odalisque - Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - www.jean-baptiste-camille-corot.org
Sicilian Odalisque
Morning - Dance of the Nymphs - Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - www.jean-baptiste-camille-corot.org
Morning - Dance of the Nymphs
Lake Piediluco - Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - www.jean-baptiste-camille-corot.org
Lake Piediluco
At Fontainebleau - Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - www.jean-baptiste-camille-corot.org
At Fontainebleau
LaBuissiere, near Bethune (pas de Calais): Lane Bordered... - Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - www.jean-baptiste-camille-corot.org
LaBuissiere, near Bethune (pas de Calais): Lane Bordered...
The Eel Gatherers - Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - www.jean-baptiste-camille-corot.org
The Eel Gatherers
Le Concert Champetre, c.1857-58 - Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - www.jean-baptiste-camille-corot.org
Le Concert Champetre, c.1857-58
Moonlit Landscape - Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - www.jean-baptiste-camille-corot.org
Moonlit Landscape

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