Alfred Sisley was born in 1839 and died in 1899. He was born in Paris to wealthy English parents and studied art at the Academy Des Beaux Arts, where he became acquainted with Claude Monet and Pierre Auguste Renoir.
Like all impressionist artists, Sisley paintings are plein air.
For a significant part of his life, Sisley lived in France, making regular trips back to the UK. Some of Sisley's paintings are of beautiful landscapes surrounding the Thames River near Molesey and Hampton Court.
Sisley's oil painting, The Regatta at Molesey near Hampton Court 1874, is held by the Musee d'Orsay in Paris. Gustave Caillebotte previously owned the artwork but was bequeathed to the French state upon his death.
Sisley visited Wales and painted at least 11 landscapes of the Gower Peninsular. One such painting, Storr Rock, Lady's Cove, Le Soir (Evening) 1897, is held by the National Museum of Wales. It is a small oil painting on canvas at 65.5 c 81.5cm (26 x 32").
The artist produced many artworks, with an estimated 900 oil paintings, drawings, and pastels, during his lifetime.
However, the Nazis looted many of Alfred Sisley artworks, some of which remain lost.
Sisley's financial circumstances changed considerably when his father's business suffered due to the Franco-Prussian war. Without his father's patronage, Sisley led a much-altered lifestyle after that.
Unfortunately, Alfred Sisley never achieved success during his lifetime, and his paintings did not receive acclaim until after his death.
Snow on the Road, Louveciennes 1874 achieved a sale price of just over $9m in 2017; it was the highest price ever paid for an Alfred Sisley painting.
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