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Camille Corot Oil Paintings
Camille Corot was born on 16 July 1796, death on 22 February 1875. Corot was born of prosperous bourgeois parents, was a French landscape and portrait painter as well as a printmaker in etching. His oil sketches, remarkable for their technical freedom and clear colour, have come to be as highly regarded as the finished pictures that were based upon them. Corot is a pivotal figure in landscape painting and his vast output simultaneously references the Neo-Classical tradition and anticipates the plein-air innovations of Impressionism.