Daubigny, Charles Francois
1817 - Born on February 15th in Paris into a family of painters and was taught the art by his father Edmond François Daubigny and his uncle, miniaturist Pierre Daubigny. French landscape painter.
1843 - He settled in Barbizon to work outside in nature.
1852 - He met Camille Corot in Optevoz (Isère).
- He painted along the Seine and Oise, often in the region around Auvers.
1852 - He came under the influence of Gustave Courbet.
1859 - He became a knight of the Legion of Honour.
1864-1874 - His finest pictures were painted which consist of carefully completed landscapes with trees, river and a few ducks.
- His most important works are: "Springtime", in the Louvre; "Borde de la Cure", Morvan; "Villerville sur Mer", "Moonlight", "Andrsy sur Oise", and "Return of the Flock".
1878 - Charles-François Daubigny died on 19th of February in Paris.
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