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Village Street, Moret-sur-Loing
Photo credit: Glasgow Museums

Village Street, Moret-sur-Loing c.1894

Alfred Sisley (1839–1899)

Glasgow Museums

(b Paris, 30 Oct. 1839; d Moret-sur-Loing, nr. Fontainebleau, 29 Jan. 1899). Anglo-French Impressionist painter; although he is generally regarded as French, his parents were English and he was a British citizen throughout his life (he twice unsuccessfully tried to become a naturalized Frenchman). His father was a businessman who spent much of his life in Paris, and Sisley was destined for a commercial career before he turned to painting.

Text source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)

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