Alfred Sisley — 1839–1899
Alfred Sisley was born in Paris into the family of a well-to-do English businessman, William Sisley. Between 1857 and 1861 he lived in London, preparing for a career in commerce. In 1862, having decided to become a painter, he entered the Atelier Gleyre in Paris and there met Monet, Renoir and Bazille. The friends often worked together in the open air in the Forest of Fontainebleau, in the suburbs of Paris.
Sisley first sent his paintings to the Paris Salon in 1866 and subsequently exhibited there in 1868 and 1870 [read more...]