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A wealthy bachelor and trained naval architect, Gustave Caillebotte became a very important, often critical, contributor to the Impressionist movement. His business skills and financial assistance were important to the survival of Impressionism.

In addition to his supporting role, Caillebotte was also a very highly skilled artist - his ambitious paintings are as powerful and daring as those of his Impressionist friends.

In later years, he became increasingly less-interested in art, giving it up almost entirely to pursue his interests in gardening and yachting. However, his collection of Impressionist paintings were donated to the state upon his death, and now form the backbone of the Impressionist collection of present-day France.

Additional Exhibits on Gustave Caillebotte
Caillebotte: The Collector

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