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Realism strives to portray subjects naturally, without idealism or excessive emotion. It was in many ways a reaction against Romanticism and Neoclassicism. Realists tend to discard theatrical drama, lofty subjects and classical forms in favor of commonplace themes. Gustave Courbet is credited with coining the term, which often refers to the artistic movement, sometimes called naturalism, which began in the 1850s in France. Among the important realist painters are: Camille Corot, Jean-Francois Millet, Thomas Eakins and Ilya Repin.   continue on wikipedia  


Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot    1796-1875    French Painter
Constantin Guys    1802-1892    French Illustrator
William Dyce    1806-1864    Scottish Painter
Narcisse-Virgile Diaz de la Pena    1807-1876    French Painter
Honore Daumier    1808-1879    French Illustrator
Constant Troyon    1810-1865    French Painter
George Caleb Bingham    1811-1879    American Painter
Theodore Rousseau    1812-1867    French Painter
Jean-Francois Millet    1814-1875    French Painter
Adolf von Menzel    1815-1905    German Painter
Charles-Francois Daubigny    1817-1878    French Painter
Francois Bonvin    1817-1887    French Painter
Gustave Courbet    1819-1877    French Painter
Rosa Bonheur    1822-1899    French Painter
Augustin Theodule Ribot    1823-1891    French Painter
Gustave Brion    1824-1877    French Painter
Jozef Israels    1824-1911    Dutch Painter
Giovanni Fattori    1825-1908    Italian Painter
Silvestro Lega    1826-1895    Italian Painter
Paul Seignac    1826-1904    French Painter
Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux    1827-1875    French Sculptor/Painter
Jules Breton    1827-1906    French Painter
John George Brown    1831-1913    British/American Painter
Antoine Vollon    1833-1900    French Painter
Henri Fantin-Latour    1836-1904    French Painter
Jules Dalou    1838-1902    French Sculptor
Wilhelm Leibl    1844-1900    German Painter
Mihaly Munkacsy    1844-1900    Hungarian Painter
Thomas Eakins    1844-1916    American Painter
Ilya Repin    1844-1930    Ukrainian/Russian Painter
Jules Bastien-Lepage    1848-1884    French Painter
Julien Dupre    1851-1910    French Painter
Wilhelm Trubner    1851-1917    German Painter
Viggo Johansen    1851-1935    Danish Painter
Christian Krohg    1852-1925    Norwegian Painter
Pascal-Adolphe-Jean Dagnan-Bouveret    1852-1929    French Painter
Jean-Louis Forain    1852-1931    French Painter/Illustrator
Carl Larsson    1853-1919    Swedish Painter
Gilbert Gaul    1855-1919    American Painter
Henry H. La Thangue    1859-1929    British Painter
Anders Zorn    1860-1920    Swedish Painter
Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida    1863-1923    Spanish Painter
Charles Cottet    1863-1925    French Painter
Misc Realist Works