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Eugene Louis Boudin , a French painter was born in Hornfleur in July 1824 as the son of a harbour pilot. He became an apprentice to a printer at Le Havre in 1835. He found work in an art supply store in 1838. There he indulged in drawing in his spare time. The art works of Couture, Millet, Troyon and others, who frequented the city, were exhibited in the store.
They were a source of advice to the young Boudin. Later he relinquished his job and took to painting. During 1847-48 he travelled to Northern France including Paris. He displayed his ART WORKS IN Le Havre in 1850. The city allowed him a three year scholarship to study art in Paris(1851-53).

Eugene Louis Boudin ’s first display was in the Salon in 1859, and at Salon des Refuses in 1863. When he came back to Le Havre he spent his time at the farm of Saint Simeon in the region of Honfleur. He undertook travels to Normandy and Brittany, and also visited Holland, Belgium and Venice. Most of his works depicted scenes of harbour and beach.

In the course of the 1850s Boudin met Claude Monet and was instrumental in guiding the young artist to establish himself. During the 1860s he held several meetings with Edouard Monet and together they worked in Boulogne and Deauville.

The Impressionists started wielding their influence on Boudin in the 1870s. His art works of land and sea scapes then, were full of iridescent light changing intensity now and then. He used less shades off his palette and painted soft blurred patches.

Boudin participated in the first Impressionist Exhibition in 1874, which activity he continued till some time later also. The pictures of the sea painted by Boudin made him one of the early persons to precede the Impressionists.

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