Essay by John A. Parks . . . Gustave Courbet: The First Realist Painter

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Self-Portrait With Pipe, 1849, oil, 17.75x 14in, (Musée Fabre, Montpellier, France) by Gustave Courbet - Self-portrait. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

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The Desperate Man, 1844–1845, oil on canvas, 17.75 x 21in. (Private collection) by Gustave Courbet - [1]. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

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The Meeting / Bonjour, Monsieur Courbet, 1854, oil on canvas, 50.75 x 58in. (Musée Fabre, Montpellier, France) by Gustave Courbet - Official gallery link. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

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A Burial at Ornans, 1849-50, oil on canvas, 124x263in. (Musée d'Orsay) by Gustave Courbet - Google Art Project: Home - pic Maximum resolution.. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

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The Wave, 1865–1869, oil, 24.75 x 36.25in. (Städel Museum, Frankfurt, Germany) by Gustave Courbet - twHBE2VvVhiyNQ at Google Cultural Institute, zoom level maximum. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.


Robert Henri's California Portraits: Realism, Race, and Region, 1914-1925 . . . currently at the San Jose Museum of Art

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"Tam Gan Robert Henri 1914" by Robert Henri - http://www.the-athenaeum.org/art/full.php?ID=18328. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

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"Robert Cozad Henri the Beach Hat" by Robert Cozad Henri - Detroit Institute of Arts. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.