Boudin was born on July 12, 1824. Eugene Boudin
was born into a seafaring family, and is best
known for his paintings of sea and sky. His
paintings were in the style of French Impressionism
which were painted in oil on both canvas and
wood. Boudin began painting at 25 in Paris.
His best-known paintings are beach scenes of
Brittany, Normandy, and the Netherlands.
Noted for the pervasive clarity and directness
of his outdoor scenes, Boudin excelled in depicting
nuances of light and atmosphere. He painted
from nature, influencing the impressionists,
notably Monet, to use this working method. Boudin
is represented in the Louvre by several works
and in the Metropolitan Museum by Baie de Fourmis,
Beaulieu and On the Beach at Trouville.