Armand Guillaumin (1841-1927) was a French Impressionist painter known for his vibrant landscapes and cityscapes. Born in Paris, Guillaumin began his career as a clerk, but after meeting the artists Claude Monet and Camille Pissarro, he decided to pursue art. He exhibited his work at the Salon des Refusés in 1863 and later became a member of the Impressionists.Guillaumin's paintings are characterized by his use of bold color and loose brushstrokes, and he often painted en plein air. He is best known for his landscapes of the Creuse region of France, which he depicted in a series of paintings throughout his career. Guillaumin's work was highly regarded by his contemporaries, and he won numerous awards and honors throughout his life. Today, his paintings are held in collections around the world, including at the Musée d'Orsay in Paris.