The Impressionists are of course universal favorites. Their sense of light and color are quite rightly celebrated. The Museum in San Diego has on a special exhibit a variety of works from these French masters, and their imitators. For example, here is a work by an American who studied in France during the Impressionist period….
Here is my favorite from this particular collection, a Van Gogh entitled The Old Mill,
Though he was an Impressionist, Gauguin decided to move to the south Pacific islands and his most famous paintings come from that period in his life, for example this one of a girl watched by a spirit of the dead….
Picasso, though a Spaniard, went through many phases in his painting career, and after his Blue period he spent time in Paris with a Mm. Olivier, who is the model for both women in this painting, which shows he was influenced by the soft tones of the Impressionists, at least for a while….