Born Jean-Baptiste Armand Guillaumin in Paris, France, he worked at his uncle's lingerie shop while attending evening drawing lessons. He also worked for a French government railway before studying at the AcadÃ©mie Suisse in 1861. There, he met Paul CÃ©zanne and Camille Pissarro with whom maintained lifelong friendships. While he never achieved the stature of these two, his influence on their work was significant. CÃ©zanne attempted his first etching based on Guillaumin paintings of barges on the River Seine.
Guillaumin exhibited at the Salon des RefusÃ©s in 1863 and later became a friend of Vincent van Gogh whose brother, Theo sold some of his works.
Noted for his intense colors, major museums around the world display Guillaumin's art. He is best remembered for his landscapes of Paris, the Creuse dÃ©partement, and the area around Les Adrets-de-l'EstÃ©rel near the Mediterraneran coast in the Provence-Alpes-CÃ´te d'Azur region of France.
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