In the mid-1800's, a group of French painters worked in nearby areas of Paris celebrating light in their paintings and capturing impressions of every day French life. The group of artists organized themselves and showed their paintings at six major avant-garde art shows. In their day, their art was unlike typical salon art because it captured snapshots of life in Paris instead of more traditional allegories and myths of classical time. The Impressionism art movement has become one of the most beloved of all time. Famous artists who participated are: Monet, Renoir, Manet, Degas, Caillebotte, and others. Enjoy their Impressionist art as it is adapted into art related gifts in our Impressionism Gift Collection.