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Armand Guillaumin was born into a French working class family who did not support his desire to become an artist. He studied at the Academie Suisse where he met Cezanne and Pissarro and exhibited with them at the Salon des Refuses in 1863.
In 1872, Guillaumin began to study printmaking with Dr. Gachet as his tutor and ultimately produced 17 etchings and 5 lithographs.
Guillaumin was primarily an oil painter and an important member of the Impressionist circle. His vivid coloration and exuberant brushwork captured the attention of Vincent Van Gogh whose brother, Theo, helped with selling the works. Marriage to a well to do professor and winning the state lottery in 1891 also improved his fortunes and allowed him to devote himself full time to painting.