French impressionist painter Gustave Caillebotte was a wealthy patron to his fellow impressionist artists. He was close friends with many of the French Impressionists; he purchased their work and also funded Impressionist exhibitions. Caillebotte bought impressionism movement paintings by artists Claude Monet, Auguste Renoir and Camille Pissarro. He left an extraordinary volume of paintings to the French Government, including a total of 68 paintings by Monet, Renoir, Sisley, Pissarro, Degas, Manet and Cezanne. Impressionist paintings were not fashionable at that time and the French government only accepted 38. The rest of the paintings were bought by Albert C Barnes and now form the basis of the Barnes Foundation. 40 of Caillebotte’s paintings are held by the Musee d’Orsay in Paris. Caillebotte’s famous Paris Street Scenes demonstrate an almost photo-realistic effect similar to the later American Realists, such as Edward Hopper. Paris Street, Rainy Day is perhaps the most famous of Caillebotte’s paintings and is held by the Art Institute of Chicago.
Why not take a look at some Caillebotte’s impressionist paintings, such as Paris Street, A Rainy Day. All of Gustave Caillebotte’s paintings can be purchased as reproduction paintings and replicas.- https://www.reproduction-gallery.com/artist/gustave-caillebotte/