Eugène Boudin (1824-1898) was one of the first French artists to take his easel outside the studio to paint landscapes. He was Claude Monet’s mentor and one of the painters who inspired the Impressionists
Henri Julien Félix Rousseau (1844 – 1910) was a French Post-Impressionist painter in the Naïve or Primitive manner. He was also known as Le Douanier (the customs officer), a humorous description of his occupation as a toll collector. Ridiculed during his life, he came to be recognized as a self-taught genius whose works are of high artistic quality.