Hippolyte Camille Delpy France
1-16-1842 Joigny, FRA – 6-4-1910 Paris, FRABack to Artist IndexView Artists Paintings
Hippolyte-Camille Delpy came from a moderately wealthy family from Joigny, in the Burgundy region of France.
Hippolyte-Camille Delpy studied with Charles-François Daubigny as well as Corot. A contemporary of the Impressionists, Delpy blended the subject matter that he adopted from Daubigny with the brighter colors and looser paint handling that were trademarks of his own generation to create distinctive new visions of many of the landscapes first explored by the Barbizon artists.
Hippolyte-Camille Delpy became interested in painting when he met Daubigny around 1855, and in 1858 Daubigny took on Delpy as an informal student. During the summers, Delpy traveled with Daubigny on excursions aboard the studio-boat "Le Botin." Through Daubigny, Delpy met Camille Corot, who encouraged and occasionally advised the young painter. In 1869, Delpy sent his first paintings to the Salon; in December he began to paint small snow scenes, as Pissarro and Monet were also doing during that remarkable winter.
In the early 1870s, Hippolyte-Camille Delpy worked often in Ville-d'Avray, Corot's favored country site, and in Auvers-sur-Oise where Daubigny lived. Delpy began friendships with Pissarro and Cézanne who shared his admiration of Daubigny. His Salon paintings of 1873 and 1874 were well received.
In 1876 Delpy organized a sale of his own paintings at the auction house Hôtel Drouot, an unusual undertaking. The sale was favorably announced in several newspapers and was a significant success, with all 45 works sold.
At the Salon of 1880, Hippolyte-Camille Delpy exhibited A Potato Harvesting scene, his first landscape with large-scale figures. Throughout the 1880s, Delpy alternated work on the Normandy coast with stays in the Forest of Fontainebleau and in Paris.
In 1886, Hippolyte-Camille Delpy traveled to the United States as part of a team that painted a panorama of the battle of Manassas, American Civil War, in Washington DC.
Art Movement: Barbizon
Influences: Charles-François Daubigny, Jean Baptiste Camille Corot
Traveled: USA, England