Jean Desire Gustave Courbet (10 June 1819 - 31 December 1877) was a French painter who led the Realist movement in 19th-century French painting.

"I am fifty years old and I have always lived in freedom; let me end my life free; when I am dead let this be said of me: 'He belonged to no school, to no church, to no institution, to no academy, least of all to any regime except the regime of liberty."

Best known as an innovator in Realism (and credited with coining the term), Courbet was a painter of figurative compositions, landscapes and seascapes. He also worked with social issues, and addressed peasantry and the grave working conditions of the poor. His work belonged neither to the predominant Romantic nor Neoclassical schools. Rather, Courbet believed the Realist artist's mission was the pursuit of truth, which would help erase social contradictions and imbalances.

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Rocky River Valley - Gustave Courbet - www.gustavecourbet.org
Rocky River Valley
Still Life with Three Trout from the Loue River - Gustave Courbet - www.gustavecourbet.org
Still Life with Three Trout from the Loue River
The Wave 5 - Gustave Courbet - www.gustavecourbet.org
The Wave 5
Seascape, the Poplar - Gustave Courbet - www.gustavecourbet.org
Seascape, the Poplar
Reflection, c.1864-66 - Gustave Courbet - www.gustavecourbet.org
Reflection, c.1864-66
Self-Portrait with Striped Collar 2 - Gustave Courbet - www.gustavecourbet.org
Self-Portrait with Striped Collar 2
Marine--Les Equilleurs - Gustave Courbet - www.gustavecourbet.org
Marine--Les Equilleurs
Cháteau de Chillon - Gustave Courbet - www.gustavecourbet.org
Cháteau de Chillon

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