Eugène Boudin French, 1824-1898

Eugène Boudin was one of the first plein-air painters known for his views of coastal towns, their harbours and beaches, especially in Brittany, Normandy and the Pas-de-Calais. His beach scenes inspired by the naturalist approach, infused with light and characterised by an agile and fluid and sketched brushwork led to the development of the Impressionist movement.