Sisley was a British painter born 1839 in Paris,
France and died 1899 in Moret-sur-Loing, France.
Sisley was associated with the Impressionism
movement. Famous paintings and artwork of this
artist include Flood at Port-Marly and Moret-sur-Loing.
Alfred Sisley was born in Paris of English parents.
His father sent him to London for a business
career, but he soon returned to Paris determined
to be an artist. He studied in Gleyre's studio
where he met Claude Monet and Pierre Auguste
Renoir, who influenced his developing ideas
exhibited in four of the seven Impressionist
Exhibitions. By 1880, his work developed its
own particular vocabulary in a series of landscapes
that demonstrate the lyricism of the effects
of light and capturing the moment. Sisley, like
Monet, remained most faithful to the original
Impressionist ideas, applied throughout his
career to urban landscape and garden subjects.
Although he visited England and painted there,
Sisley was deeply attached to the bucolic charm
of the French countryside, its meadows and rivers.