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The Cover
February 17, 1999


JAMA. 1999;281(7):591. doi:10.1001/jama.281.7.591

By 1881, a scant half dozen years after the Impressionists had held their first group exhibit in Paris, Impressionism had begun to pale. The critic for Le Figaro, always outspoken, ho-hummed the sixth exhibit held that year. Though stated somewhat more elegantly, his message was unmistakable: Once you'd seen one (Impressionist painter) you'd seen them all. Only 13 artists participated, down from 30 in the first exhibit in 1874, and most of these were new. Monet, Sisley, and Renoir failed to exhibit.

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