His lavender-hued Parisian cityscapes viewed from unorthodox angles signal his celebrity status as an iconic French Impressionist painter, but other less well-known facets of Gustave Caillebotte (1848-1894) were equally exceptional. The importance of his work on behalf of the Impressionist movement, and his financial help to painters such as Claude Monet, can hardly be minimized. Caillebotte was also a most discerning collector. Artist, friend, sponsor, and curator for the future: he was all these things, and it made all the difference.
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