Americans in Giverny: Guy Rose and John Frost

By the turn of the 20th century, French Impressionism had already made its revolutionary impact on the Western art world, vigorously challenging the established academic style. Some American artists seeking to compete in the global art market ventured to Paris to further their training at institutions like Academie Julien and entered their work in the Paris salons. Enter Giverny: a quiet, bucolic village outside of Paris, where legendary Impressionist master Claude Monet lived and painted. It quickly became a destination for American expat artists dreaming of being tutored by the great Monet. Two such Americans who set up home and studio for a time in these gardens were Guy Rose (from 1904 t

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