Greatest Genre Paintings
200 Best Genre Pictures of Everyday Scenes By the World's Best Painters.

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Visiting (1915)
By the Russian genre painter
Abram Arkhipov.
Russian Museum St Petersburg.

Greatest Genre Paintings (1500-2000)
List of the Top 200 Genre Pictures


What is a Genre Painting?
When was the first Genre Painting produced?
The Top 100 Greatest Genre Paintings (1500-1966)
- 16th Century Northern Renaissance
- 17th Century Dutch Painting
- 18th Century Rococo
- 19th Century
- 20th Century

A Burial at Ornans (1849) (detail)
By Gustav Courbet
Musee d'Orsay, Paris.

Greatest Genre Artists
For the Top 10 exponents
see: Best Genre Painters.

What is a Genre Painting?

In fine art, a genre painting is the depiction of an everyday scene, in which one or more human figures play a significant part. The scene in question is usually painted in a realistic or at least non-idealized manner. This is the closest we can get to a definition of a genre painting, because there is no firm dividing line between this type of picture and (say) a landscape, or even a portrait.

When was the first Genre Painting produced?

Small touches of genre are evident in 15th century Italian paintings, such as those of the Venetian painter Vittore Carpaccio (c.1500), but usually such elements were merely background for what was really religious paintings. Besides, realistic genre painting did not fit with the idealization of face and figure favoured by the Italian Renaissance. Not surprisingly, therefore, it was left to the more down-to-earth Northern Renaissance Artists (1430-1580) to pioneer the form, and to the later Dutch Realist artists to perfect it.

Living Room with the Artist's Sister
(1847) Bavarian State Art Collection,
Neue Pinakothek, Munich.
By Adolph Menzel.

Paintings Explained
For analysis of important
genre works, please see:
Famous Paintings Analyzed.


Top 200 Greatest Genre Paintings (1500-2000)

Here is a selected list of works, listed by artist, covering most major schools and movements.

16th Century Northern Renaissance (1500-1600)

Quentin Massys (1465-1530)
Founder of the Antwerp School of Flemish painting.
The Money Lender and His Wife (1514) Louvre Museum, Paris.

Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1525-69)
Netherlandish genre painter of the 16th century
Netherlandish Proverbs (1559) Staatliche Museen, Berlin.
Mad Meg (Dulle Griet) (1562) Mayer van den Bergh Museum, Antwerp.
Massacre of the Innocents (c.1565-7) K.M., Vienna.
Hunters in the Snow (1565) K.M., Vienna.
The Wedding Dance (1566) Detroit Institute of Arts.
Parable of the Blind (1568) Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte.
Peasant Wedding (1568) K.M., Vienna.

17th Century Dutch Painting (1600-1700)

Hendrick Avercamp (1585-1634)
Dutch painter noted for his wintry genre paintings.
A Scene on the Ice Near a Town (1615) National Gallery, London.

Adriaen Brouwer (1605-38)
Haarlem School of Dutch Realism
The Operation (1631) Alte Pinakothek, Munich.

Gerrit Dou (1613-75)
Dutch genre artist from Leiden School
Maidservant at a Window (1640) Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam.
The Mousetrap (1645-50) Musee Fabre, Montpelier.

Gerrit van Honthorst (1592-1656)
Follower of caravaggism, Utrecht School.
The Merry Fiddler (1623) Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.
Concert on a Balcony (1624) Louvre, Paris.

Pieter de Hooch (1629-83)
Dutch realist artist active in Delft
Courtyard of a House in Delft (1658) National Gallery, London.
The Linen Cupboard (1663) Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

Samuel Van Hoogstraten (1627-78)
Dutch Realist noted for his deep linear perspective.
The Slippers (1654-60) Louvre, Paris.
View down the Corridor (1662) Dyrham Park, UK.

Judith Leyster (1609-60)
Dutch genre painter.
Carousing Couple (1630) Louvre Museum, Paris.
The Rejected Offer (1631) Mauritshuis, The Hague.

Nicolas Maes (1634-93)
Dutch genre painter active in Dordrecht.
The Eavesdropper (1657) Dordrecht Museum, Dordrecht.

Gabriel Metsu (1629-67)
Dutch Realist from Leiden noted for polished small-scale genre paintings.
The Prodigal Son (1640s) Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg.
The Music Lesson (1658) National Gallery, London.

Adriaen van Ostade (1610-85)
Haarlem Dutch Realist painter.
Rustic Concert (1638) Prado, Madrid.
Interior with Peasants (1663) Wallace Collection, London.

Jan Steen (1626-79)
Dutch Realist from Haarlem.
Beware of Luxury (1663) Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna.
The Christening Feast (1664) Wallace Collection, London.

David Teniers the Younger (1610-90)
Famous for his guardroom scenes and tavern genre paintings.
Gambling Scene at an Inn (1649) Wallace Collection, London.

Gerard Terborch (1617-81)
Dutch Realist painter noted for moralizing pictures.
Parental Admonition (1654-55) Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.
Woman Writing a Letter (1655) Mauritshuis, The Hague.

Hendrik Terbrugghen (1588-1629)
Utrecht School of Dutch Realism.
Flute Players (1621) Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Kassel.

Jan Vermeer (1632-75)
Leader of the Delft School of Dutch Realism known for his cool interiors.
Soldier and a Laughing Girl (c.1658) Frick Collection, New York.
The Milkmaid (1658-60) Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.
Little Street (Street in Delft) (1657-8) Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.
Young Woman with a Water Jug/Pitcher (c.1662) Metropolitan Museum, NY.
Woman Holding a Balance (1662-3) National Gallery of Art, Washington DC.
Woman with a Pearl Necklace (c.1662) SMPK, Gemaldegalerie, Berlin.
The Lacemaker (1669-70) Louvre, Paris.

For more, see: Dutch Realist Genre Painting (17th century).

Other 17th Century Genre Paintings (1600-1700)

Georges de La Tour (1593-1652)
French Baroque portrait artist and genre painter.
The Cheat with the Ace of Diamonds (1647) Louvre Museum, Paris.

Velazquez (1599-1660)
Best-known as a portraitist but when young he specialized in a type of genre painting (called bodegones), of which this is his masterpiece.
The Waterseller of Seville (1618-22) Apsley House, London.

Le Nain Brothers (Antoine, Louis, Mathieu c.1600-1648)
French Baroque genre painters and portraitists.
Family of Country People (1640) Louvre, Paris.
Blacksmith at His Forge (1640) Louvre, Paris.

See also Baroque Painting.

18th Century Rococo Genre Paintings (1700-1800)

Francois Boucher (1703-70)
French Rococo painting.
An Afternoon Meal (1739) Louvre, Paris.

Jean Chardin (1699-1779)
French Rococo still life and genre painter.
Saying Grace (Le Benedicite) (1744) Hermitage, St Petersburg.

Jean Honore Fragonard (1732-1806)
French Rococo artist, pupil of Francois Boucher.
The Swing (Fragonard) (1767) Wallace Collection, London.
Young Girl Reading (1776) National Gallery of Art, Washington DC.

Jean-Baptiste Greuze (1725-1805)
French Rococo art.
The Guitarist (1757) National Museum in Warsaw.
L'Accordee de Village (1761) Louvre, Paris.

William Hogarth (1697-1764)
English Rococo-era painter noted for his satirical morality genre scenes.
The Rake's Progress (8 scenes) (c.1735) Sir John Soane's Museum, London.
Marriage a la Mode (6 scenes) (c.1743) National Gallery, London.

Pietro Longhi (1702-85)
Venetian Rococo artist.
The Introduction (1740) Louvre, Paris.

Henry Raeburn (1756-1823)
Leading Scottish painter best-known for his portraiture.
Rev Robert Walker Skating on Duddingston Loch (1784) NGS, Edinburgh.

Jean Raoux (1677-1734)
French Rococo painter.
Taste (From the Five Senses series) (1715-34) Pushkin Museum, Moscow.

Gaspari Traversi (1722-70)
Italian Rococo artist.
The Drawing Lesson (1750) Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City.

Jean-Francois de Troy (1679-1752)
Rococo portraitist and genre painter.
The Oyster Lunch (1735) Musee Conde, Chantilly.

Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684-1721)
French Rococo artist.
An Embarrassing Proposal (1716) Hermitage, St Petersburg.
Pilgrimage to Cythera (1717) Louvre, Paris.

Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-97)
English carravagist.
An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump (1768) National Gallery, London.


19th Century Genre Paintings (c.1800-1900)

William Gerard Barry (1865-1941)
Irish genre painter.
Time Flies (1887) Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork.

Frederic Bazille (1841-70)
Realist/Impressionist painter and financial supporter of Monet and others.
Bazille's Studio (1870, Musee d'Orsay).

Gunnar Berndtson (1854-95)
Finnish realist painter.
Summer (1893) Turku Art Museum, Finland.

Rosa Bonheur (1822-99)
French realism.
Ploughing in the Nivernais (1848) Musee d'Orsay, Paris.

Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947)
Colourist painter, co-founder of Les Nabis.
The Green Blouse (1919) Metropolitan Museum.
The Terrace at Vernon (1939) Metropolitan Museum.

Eugene Boudin (1824-1898)
Plein air painter of beach scenes.
The Beach at Trouville (1864) Musee d'Orsay, Paris.

Frank Bramley (1857-1915)
English genre painter and landscape artist of the Newlyn School.
Domino! (1886) Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork.

Gustave Caillebotte (1848-94)
Underrated French Impressionist.
The Floor Scrapers (Floor Planers) (1875) Musee d'Orsay, Paris.
Paris Street, Rainy Day (1877) Art Institute of Chicago.

Mary Cassat (1845-1926)
Leading female American Impressionist painter.
Young Woman Sewing in the Garden (1886) Musee d'Orsay.

Paul Cezanne (1839-1906)
French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painter.
Man Smoking a Pipe (1890-2) Hermitage, St Petersburg.
Woman with a Coffee Pot (1890-5) Musee d'Orsay.
The Card Players (1892-6) Various art museums.
The Large Bathers (1894-1906) London and Philadelphia.

Charles Conder (1868-1909)
English painter, member of the Australian Heidelberg School near Melbourne.
Going Home (1889) National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.

Gustave Courbet (1819-77)
Leader of French realism movement.
The Stone Breakers (1849) Gemaldegalerie, Dresden (destroyed in WWII)
A Burial at Ornans (1850) Musee d'Orsay, Paris.
The Wheat Sifters (1854) Musee des Beaux-Arts, Nantes.

Honore Daumier (1808-79)
French realist, caricaturist, lithographer.
The Third Class Carriage (1864) Walters Art Museum, Baltimore.

Edgar Degas (1834-1917)
Impressionist genre painter.
Race Horses in front of the Stands (1866-8) Musee d'Orsay.
The Ballet Class (1871-4) Musee d'Orsay.
Absinthe (1876) Musee d'Orsay.
Women Ironing (1884) Musee d'Orsay.
Woman Combing Her Hair (1887-90) Musee d'Orsay.

Thomas Eakins (1844-1916)
American realism.
The Gross Clinic (1875) Jefferson University, Pennsylvania.
The Agnew Clinic (1889) University of Pennsylvania.

Pavel Fedotov (1815-52)
Russian genre painter.
The Mayor's Courtship (1848) Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow.

William Powell Frith (1819-1909)
English genre painter of large public scenes.
Derby Day (1856-8) Tate Gallery, London.

Paul Gauguin (1848-1903)
Colourful symbolist painter noted for his Tahitian pictures.
Cafe in Arles (1888) Pushkin Museum, Moscow.
Ruperupe (Gathering Fruits) (1899) Pushkin Museum.

Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890)
Pioneering Dutch expressionist.
The Potato-Eaters (1885) Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam.
Woman at a Table in the "Cafe du Tambourin" (1887) VGM, Amsterdam.
All-Night Cafe at Arles (1888) Yale University Art Gallery.
Van Gogh's Bedroom in Arles (1888) Musee d'Orsay.
Cafe Terrace at Night, Arles (1888) Yale University Art Gallery.
The Hospital at Arles (1889) Oskar Reinhart Collection, Winterthur.
The Olive Pickers, Saint-Remy (1889) Private Collection.
Noon Rest (After Millet). Saint-Remy (1890) Musee d'Orsay.

James Guthrie (1859-1930)
Scottish naturalist painter.
A Hind's Daughter (1883) National Gallery of Scotland.
See also: Glasgow School of Painting (c.1880-1915).

Vilhelm Hammershoi (1864-1916)
Danish post-Impressionist famous for his quiet interiors.
Interior with a Girl at the Clavier (1901) Private Collection.

Childe Hassam (1859-1935)
Leading Impressionist painter in America.
Church Procession, Spanish Steps (1883) Private Collection.
Boston Common at Twilight (1886) Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Paris Street Scene (1887) Private Collection.

Winslow Homer (1836-1910)
American realist painter.
Snap the Whip (1872) Butler Institute of American Art, OH.

Nathaniel Hill (1861-1934)
Irish landscape painter, best-known for his Brittany paintings..
Sunshine, Brittany (1884) Private Collection.

Peter Vilhelm Ilsted (1861-1933)
Danish painter famous for his tranquil interiors; influenced by Dutch Realists.
Interior (1896) Musee d'Orsay.

P.S.Kroyer (1851-1909)
Danish Post-Impressionist, plein air landscape & genre painter.
Lunchtime (1883) Skagens Museum, Denmark.
Summer Evening on the Southern Beach (1893) Skagens Museum, Skagen.

John Lavery (1856-1941)
One of the greatest of Irish artists.
The Bridge at Grez (1883) Private Collection.
Hotel Chevillon (1883) Private Collection.
Under the Cherry Tree (1884) Ulster Museum of Fine Art, Belfast.
On the Road to Fontainebleau (1884) Private Collection.
On the Loing (1884) Private Collection.
Return from Market (1884–87) Private Collection.
The Tennis Party (1885) Aberdeen Art Gallery.

Fernand Leger (1881-1955)
The fourth Cubist after Picasso, Braque, and Juan Gris.
Soldiers Playing at Cards (1917) Kroller-Muller State Museum, Otterlo.
Three Women (Le Grand Dejeuner) (1921) MOMA, New York..

Lord Frederic Leighton (1830-96)
Victorian sculptor and painter.
The Music Lesson (1877) Guildhall Art Gallery, London.

Max Liebermann (1847-1935)
German Impressionist genre-painter.
Papageienallee (1902) Private Collection.
Terrace of Restaurant Jacob in Nienstedten (1902) Kunsthalle, Hamburg.
The Parrot Man (1902) Folkwang Museum, Essen.

Vladimir Makovsky (1846-1920)
Russian genre painter.
Bank Crash (1881) Tretyakov Gallery.

Edouard Manet (1832-83)
Classical painter, portraitist, strong influence over Impressionists.
Music at the Tuileries (1862) National Gallery, London.
Dejeuner sur l'herbe (1863) Musee d'Orsay.
Olympia (1863) Musee d'Orsay.
Roadmenders in the Rue de Berne (1878) Private Collection.
A Bar at the Folies-Bergere (1882) Courtauld Institute, London.

Fred McCubbin (1855-1917)
Leading member of the Heidelberg School of Australian Impressionism.
Lost (1886) National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.
The Pioneer (1904) National Gallery of Victoria.

Ernest Meissonier (1815-91)
French miniaturist painter.
The Parish Priest's Wine (1869) Rheims Museum.

Adolph Menzel (1815-1905)
Early German Impressionist-style painter.
Living Room with Menzel's Sister (1847) Bayerische Collection.

Grigory Miasoyedov (1834-1911)
Russian genre painter.
The Zemstvo is Dining (1872) Tretyakov Gallery.

Jean-Francois Millet (1814-75)
Pious French rural artist.
The Wood Sawyers (1850) Victoria & Albert Museum, London.
The Sower (1850) Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
The Gleaners (1857) Musee d'Orsay.
The Angelus (1859) Musee d'Orsay.
Man with a Hoe (1862) Getty Museum, Los Angeles.

Claude Monet (1840-1926)
Leader of French Impressionism.
Women in the Garden (1866-7) Musee d'Orsay.
La Grenouillere (1869) Metropolitan Museum, NY.
Beach at Trouville (1870) Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford CT
Poppy Field (Argenteuil) (1873) Musee d'Orsay.

Berthe Morisot (1841-95)
Leading female Impressionist.
The Cradle (1872-3) Musee d'Orsay, Paris.
Woman at Her Toilette (1875) Art Institute of Chicago.

Richard Thomas Moynhan (1856-1906)
Irish genre painter.
Metropolitan School of Art, Dublin - a Lesson (1895) Private Collection.

Giuseppe de Nittis (1846-84)
Leading Italian realist.
Breakfast in the Garden (1884) Pinacoteca Giuseppe de Nittis, Puglia.

Frank O'Meara (1853-88)
Irish plein air landscape and genre painter.
Reverie (1882) Private Collection.

Walter Osborne (1859-1903)
One of the great Irish genre painters.
Apple Gathering, Quimperle Brittany (1884) National Gallery of Ireland.
A Scene in Phoenix Park (1895) National Gallery of Ireland.
The Fishmarket
(1895) Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin.

Vasily Perov (1834-82)
Russian genre and landscape painter.
Easter Procession in the Country (1861) Tretyakov Gallery.
The Drowned Girl (1867) Tretyakov Gallery.

Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)
One of the most important Impressionist painters.
Boulevard Montmartre paintings (1897-8) Various art museums.

Edouard Manet (1832-83)
One of the pioneers of modern art.
Dejeuner sur L'herbe (1863) Musee d'Orsay.
The Balcony (1868) Musee d'Orsay.
The Road-Menders, Rue de Berne (1878) Private Collection.
A Bar at the Folies-Bergere (1882) Courtauld Gallery, London.

Vasily Pukirev (1832-90)
Russian genre painter.
The Unequal Marriage (1862) Tretyakov Gallery.

Sarah Purser (1848-1943)
Impressionist-style Irish portraitist and stained glass artist.
Le Petit Dejeuner (1881) National Gallery of Ireland.


Frederic Remington (1861-1909)
Wild West frontier artist.
The Fall of the Cowboy (1895-6) Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth.

Pierre Auguste Renoir (1841-1919)
Impressionist genre painter, portraitist.
Dance at the Moulin de la Galette (1876) Musee d'Orsay, Paris.
The Swing (La Balancoire) (1876) Musee d'Orsay.
Path Leading Through Tall Grass (1877) Musee d'Orsay.
Luncheon of the Boating Party (1880-1) Phillips Collection, Washington DC.

Ilya Repin (1844-1930)
Russian genre painter.
Bargemen on the Volga (1870-73) Russian Museum, St.Petersburg.
Religious Procession in Kursk Gubernia (1883) Tretyakov Gallery.
They Did Not Expect Him (An Unexpected Visitor) (1888) Tretyakov.

Tom Roberts (1856-1931)
Australian Impressionist painter.
Shearing the Rams (1890) National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.
A break away! (1891) Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide.

Theodore Robinson (1852-96)
A friend of Monet whom he visited at Giverny.
La Vachere (c.1888) Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Sargent, John Singer (1856-1925)
American portraitist and genre painter.
El Jaleo (1882) Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston.

Konstantin Savitsky (1844-1905)
Russian genre painter.
Repairing the Railway (1874) Tretyakov Gallery.

Georges Seurat (1859-1891)
French post-Impressionist.
Bathers at Asnieres (1884) National Gallery, London.
Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte (1884-6) AIC.

Arthur Streeton
Arguably the greatest Australian Impressionist.
The Railway Station, Redfern (1893) Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.

James Tissot (1836-1902)
American realist painter.
The Reception (1884) Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY.

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901)
French Post-Impressionist painter, lithographer.
At the Cafe La Mie (1891) Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
At The Moulin Rouge (1892) Art Institute of Chicago.
At The Salon Rue des Moulins (1894) Musee Toulouse-Lautrec, Albi.

Edouard Vuillard (1868-1940)
Founder of Intimism, a style of genre work.
In a Room (1899) Hermitage, St Petersburg.
In the Garden (1894-5) Pushkin Museum, Moscow.
Woman Sewing Before a Garden (1895) Museum of Fine Arts Boston.

David Wilkie (1785-1841)
Scottish genre painter.
The Blind Fiddler (1806) Tate Gallery, London.
The Letter of Introduction (1813) National Gallery of Scotland.
Distraining for Rent (1815) National Gallery of Scotland.
Reading the Will (1820) Neue Pinakothek, Munich.

For an explanation of 19th century or 20th century genre paintings, please see: Analysis of Modern Paintings (1800-2000).

20th Century Genre Paintings

Abram Arkhipov (1862-1930)
Critical realist Russian genre painter.
Visiting (1915) Russian Museum, St Petersburg.

George Wesley Bellows (1882-1925)
Ashcan School, New York.
Stag at Sharkey's (1909) Cleveland Museum of Art.

Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975)
American Regionalist painter.
The Lord is My Shepherd (1926) Whitney Museum of Art, New York.
Cradling Wheat (1938) Saint Louis Art Museum, St Louis.

Emiliano di Cavalcanti (1897-1976)
Brazilian figurative painter.
Five Girls From Guaratingueta (1930) Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo.

Marc Chagall (1887-1985)
Jewish-Russian folk-painter, illustrator, stained glass artist.
The Fiddler (1911) Kunstsammulung Nordrhein-West Falen.
View from the Window, Vitebsk (1914) Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow.

Alex Colville (b.1920)
Canadian painter; exponent of Magic Realism.
The Swimming Race (1959) National Gallery of Canada, Ottowa.

John Steuart Curry (1897-1946)
American regionalist painter.
Baptism in Kansas (1928) Whitney Museum of American Art.

Russell Drysdale (1912-81)
Australian outback painter.
Snake Bay at Night (1959) Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

Natalia Goncharova (1881-1962)
Progressive Russian artist also noted for her Neo-Primitivism.
Moscow Street (1909) Private Collection.

Renato Guttuso (1912-87)
Italian realist.
A Calabrian Worker's Sunday in Rome (1945) Pushkin Museum, Moscow.

Robert Henri (1865-1929)
American urban realist painter; leading figure of the Ashcan School of Art.
Snow in New York (1902) National Gallery, Washington DC.

Edward Hopper (1882-1967)
American urban genre painter.
Chop Suey (1929) Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Hotel Room (1931) Thyssen-Bornemisza Foundation, Lugano.
Office at Night (1940) Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.
Nighthawks (1942) Art Institute of Chicago.

Joseph Malachy Kavanagh (1856-1918)
Irish genre painter, member of the "Antwerp School".
The Convent Gate, Dinan (1883) National Gallery of Ireland.

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880-1938)
Founder of Die Brucke artist group in Dresden.
The Street (1908) Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Berlin Street Scene (1913) Brucke Museum, Berlin.

Roy Lichtenstein (1923-97)
American Pop-artist.
Bedroom at Arles (1992) Fitzhugh Farm, Robert/Jane Meyerhoff Collection.

L.S. Lowry (1887-1973)
Manchester artist famous for his industrial townscapes and stick-like people.
Coming from the Mill (1930) Salford Museum & Art Gallery, Salford.

August Macke (1887-1914)
German expressionist.
Park Restaurant (1912) Kunstmuseum, Basel.
Zoological Garden I (1912) Lenbachhaus Gallery, Munich.

Henri Matisse (1869-1954)
Post-Impressionist leader of Fauvism, noted also for his later blue nudes.
The Piano Lesson (1916) MOMA, New York.
Woman with a Green Parasol on a Balcony (1919) Private Collection.

William Orpen (1878-1931)
Irish portrait genius, and genre painter.
The Cafe Royal in London (1912) Musee d'Orsay, Paris.

Candido Portinari (1903-62)
Left-wing Cubist artist; follower of Fernand Leger.
Coffee (1935) Museo Nacional de Belas Artes, Rio de Janeiro.

Norman Rockwell (1894-1978)
Poster artist noted for genre paintings of nostalgic American scenes.
Freedom from Want (1943) Norman Rockwell Art Collection Trust.
Thanksgiving. Mother and Son Peeling Potatoes (1945) Private Collection.

William Patrick Roberts (1895-1980)
Cubist artist.
The Seaside (1966) Arts Council Collection, Hayward Gallery, London.

Walter Sickert (1860-1942)
English post-Impressionist genre painter.
Mornington Crescent (1908) Private Collection.
Ennui (1914) Tate Britain, London.

John Sloan (1871-1951)
Member of the Ashcan School, New York.
McSorley's Bar (1912) Detroit Institute of Arts.

Felix Vallotton (1865-1925)
French painter, member of Les Nabis.
Interior (1903-4) Hermitage, St Petersburg.

Jack B Yeats (1871-1957)
One of the greatest Irish genre painters.
Off the Donegal Coast (1922) Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork.
The Liffey Swim (1923) National Gallery of Ireland.
The Whistle of a Jacket (1946) Private Collection.

Anders Zorn (1860-1920)
Swedish portraitist and genre artist.
Girls From Dalarna Having a Bath (1908) National Museum, Stockholm.

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