Hippolyte Camille Delpy Biography | Oil Painting Reproductions
1-16-1842 Joigny, FRA – 6-4-1910 Paris, FRABack to Artist IndexView Artists Paintings
Hippolyte-Camille Delpy was a student of both Charles-François Daubigny as well as Camille Corot. A contemporary of the Impressionists, Delpy mixed the subject matter from Daubigny with a brighter pallet and looser handling of paint to create distinctive new landscapes scenes, first done by the Barbizon painters.
It was not until Hippolyte-Camille Delpy met Charles-François Daubigny in 1855 that he became interested in painting, and three years later, Daubigny took on Delpy as a casual part time student. During the summers, Delpy traveled with Daubigny on the river ways aboard the studio-boat "Le Botin." Through Daubigny, Delpy met Camille Corot, who encouraged and exhorted the young painter. In 1869, Delpy sent his first paintings to be displayed at the Paris Salon exhibition. That winter he began to paint small snow landscapes in oil, like Pissarro and Monet.
In the early 1870s, Hippolyte-Camille Delpy worked often in Ville-d'Avray, where Corot often painted, and in Auvers-Sur-Oise where Daubigny lived. There, Delpy began friendships with Pissarro and Cézanne who shared his profound respect of Daubigny.
In 1876 Delpy had an unusual idea and organized a sale of his own paintings at the auction house Hôtel Drouot, an uncommon undertaking those days. The sale was announced in several daily papers and was a huge success, the auction sale with 45 works of art, sold out.
At the Salon of 1880, Hippolyte-Camille Delpy exhibited The Potato Gatherers, his first landscape with large-scale figures. Throughout the 1880s, Delpy alternated between the Normandy coast, the Forest of Fontainebleau and Paris, painting in all three locations.
In 1886, Hippolyte-Camille Delpy sailed to the United States as part of a group of artists commissioned to paint a panorama in Washington DC of the Battle of Manassas from the American Civil War.
Art Movement: Barbizon School
Artists Influencing Hippolyte-Camille Delpy: Charles-François Daubigny, Jean Baptiste Camille Corot
He Traveled To USA, England