The French painter and graphic artist Edouard Manet was born on 23. 1. 1832 in Paris. Edouard Manet, the son of a wealthy Parisian official, left the naval cadet school in order to pursue art in 1850. He copied artists like Rembrandt, Hals und Tizian during his several journeys. They were his role models besides Delacroix, Goya, Murillo and Velázquez. After 1871 he felt inspired by Claude Monet and decided to pursue plein air painting. This style was reflected in his paintings made in the subsequent years where the bright, vivid colours, sketch-like brush strokes are apparent. Manet preferred the two- dimensional style unlike the Impressionists; yet he wanted to retain the atmospheric effects of the painting. Manet was one of the most important colourists of the 19th century and he died on 30. 4. 1883 in Paris. All artworks by Edouard Manet can be ordered in our online-shop in any form you desire e.g. as a poster, art print on canvas, hand-painted oil painting, acrylic art print or metal print. Each piece of wall art is unique!