French Impressionism Painter
Manet, who was classically trained at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, rejected historical painting to experiment with new techniques. He in turn, was consistantly rejected by the Salon. He was a founding father of Impressionism and was a crucial part of the famous Salon des Refuses in 1863.
Dejeuner sur l'herbe (Luncheon on the Grass), 1863
Bar at the Folies-Bergere, 1882
Birth: January 23, 1832, Paris, France
Death: April 30, 1883, Paris, France
Edouard Manet and his paintings in Wikipedia
Edouard Manet and his art in WebMuseum