Mary Morton, curator and head of department, French Paintings, National Gallery of Art

Gustave Caillebotte is often the least considered of the Impressionist group’s core members. His relatively brief career, however, generated some of the most singular paintings of the 1870s and ’80s, with one-off wonders including Paris Street, Rainy Day; Calf’s Head and Ox Tongue; Man at His Bath; The Refuge; and Boulevard Haussmann, Snow. Hear the stories behind some of Caillebotte’s most powerful and surprising images, and appreciate his unique contribution to French avant-garde painting.

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Above: Gustave Caillebotte, Man at His Bath, 1884. 2011.231. Oil on canvas. Museum purchase with funds by exchange from an Anonymous gift, Bequest of William A. Coolidge, Juliana Cheney Edwards Collection, and from the Charles H. Bayley Picture and Painting Fund, Edward Jackson Holmes Fund, Fanny P. Mason Fund in memory of Alice Thevin, Arthur Gordon Tompkins Fund, Gift of Mrs. Samuel Parkman Oliver—Eliza R. Oliver Fund, Sophie F. Friedman Fund, Robert M. Rosenberg Family Fund, and funds donated in honor of George T. M. Shackelford, Chair, Art of Europe, and Arthur K. Solomon Curator of Modern Art, 1996-2011.