ALFRED SISLEY: NOTABLE SALES
Alfred Sisley was one of the leading French Impressionist landscape painters. Our London gallery has acquired and sold many notable paintings by Alfred Sisley. We are always looking to acquire and buy more artworks by this artist.
Alfred Sisley was born in Paris into a prosperous English merchant family. After a brief study of commerce in London, Sisley returned to Paris with the sole intention of becoming a painter. In 1862 Sisley enrolled at the École des Beaux-Arts in the studio of Marc Gleyre where he met and became lifelong friends with Claude Monet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir.
Sisley was the only Impressionist artist to paint landscapes almost exclusively. Sisley constantly strove to capture the mood and atmosphere of nature, through the fleeting effects of weather, temperature and light.
During the first fifteen years of his career as a painter, Sisley lived and worked in a succession of towns west of Paris in the lush valley of the Seine, including Bougival, Louveciennes, Marly-le-Roi, and Sèvres. In 1880 Sisley left the Paris suburbs for the more rural region near the confluence of the Seine and Loing where he would remain until his death in 1899.