Armand Guillaumin grew up in Moulins and at the age of 16 he returned to Paris to find work. He started drawing classes and then enrolled in the Académie Suisse where he had met Cézanne and Camille Pissarro. Guillaumin started his career as an avant-garde. Guillaumin developed his landscape style painting outdoors in the environs of Paris while he was employed on the Paris-Orléans railway. In 1886 he became a friend of Vincent Van Gogh's who's brother Theo sold some of his works.
This photo is called After the Rain. This was in Italy in the Rubens. This scene is incorporated into the cycles of the Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary and The Life of Christ.
This photo is called the Sunset at Ivry. This photo includes both nature and industry. The setting sun colors the broad sky giving full play to light effects. There are also factory smokestacks that billow out into the atmosphere that add to the visual sensation. This photo is in the Musee d'Orsay.
This photo is called The Seine. The Seine is a 776 km long river and an important commercial waterway within the Paris Basin in the North of France. Cézanne had attempted his first etching based on Guillaumin paintings of barges on the River Seine.