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Claude Monet (14 November 1840 – 5 December 1926) was a founder of French impressionist painting, and the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movement's philosophy of expressing one's perceptions before nature, especially as applied to plein-air landscape painting.The term Impressionism is derived from the title of his painting Impression, Sunrise.

René Magritte at the ‘Académie des Beaux-Arts’, Brussel, 1918 -nd from: Patrick Roegiers, Magritte et la photographie, Gand-Amsterdam, Ludion, 2005

Loïs Mailou Jones painting in her Paris studio in 1937 or 1938, as her cat hangs out on her shoulder. Photo: Museum of Fine Arts Boston.

Paul Gauguin playing the harmonium in Alfons Mucha's studio, Rue de la Grande-Chaumière, Paris, c.1895 (via the Retronaut) lol lol