Bazille, Frédéric (1841-70). French painter, one of the early Impressionist group.
As a student in Gleyre's studio in Paris (1862) he befriended Monet, Renoir, and Sisley, with whom he painted out of doors at Fontainebleau and in Normandy. He was, however, primarily a figure painter rather than a landscapist, his best-known work being the large Family Reunion (Musée d'Orsay, Paris, 1867-68).
Bazille was killed in action during the Franco-Prussian War, cutting short a promising career. He came from a wealthy family and had given generous financial support to Monet and Renoir.
Portrait of Pierre-Auguste Renoir
1867 (40 Kb); Oil on canvas, 122 x 107 cm (37 x 32 1/3 in); Musee d'Orsay, Paris
Bazille's Studio; 9 rue de la Condamine
1870 (90 Kb); Oil on canvas, 98 x 128.5 cm (38 1/2 x 50 1/2 in); Musee d'Orsay, Paris