Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot French, 1796-1875

Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, was a prominent French painter, evolving from historical paintings to naturalistic scenes, he would remain most notably known for establishing the landscape genre as an independent genre. His early sketches, along with his Plein-air practices, will influence his contemporaries, such as Barbizon painters and open a path for later Impressionist painters.