1. Although Robert Koehler was not technically an Impressionist, there are impressionistic qualities in this painting, showing Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis. The closed umbrellas and shiny street capture the outdoors just after a rain. Koehler was the first director of what is now the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD).
Robert Koehler, American, 1850–1917. Rainy Evening on Hennepin Avenue, c. 1902. Oil on canvas. Gift by subscription in honor of the artist.
2. The gray light of twilight is captured in this ‘snapshot’ of the Luxembourg Gardens. Although John Singer Sargent was not technically an Impressionist, this painting shows the influence of Impressionism in that it was painted en plein air.
John Singer Sargent, American, 1856–1925. Luxembourg Gardens at Twilight, 1879. Oil on canvas. Gift of Mrs. C. C. Bovey and Mrs. C. D. Velie.
3. Impressionist Alfred Sisley lived in Fountainebleau, near this medieval town of Moret. The artist painted en plein air to capture the feeling of fresh country air, the sight of the puffy clouds, and the ambience of a tranquil river town.
Alfred Sisley, French, 1839–99. Le Pont de Moret, 1888. Oil on canvas. The John R. Van Derlip Fund.