Hippolyte-Camille Delpy (1842-1910)


Born in Joigny in 1842, Hippolyte Camille Delpy is today best known for his meditative and beautifully rendered landscapes. His works reflect the interests of the Barbizon school of which he was a part, a small group of painters working in the village of the same name in the nineteenth century. They would work outside 'en plein air', a technique revolutionary at the time and adopted by such artists as Rousseau, Dupre and Corot (with whom he studied). Delpy was to first exhibit in the Parisian salon in 1869, and became a regular contributor from 1873 onwards. His career was to escalate in success, and as well as exhibiting in the World Exposition of 1900 alongside Sisley, Renoir and Pissarro, he received medals in 1844 and 1849, and in 1886 became a member of the Société des Artistes Français. Delpy died in Paris in 1910.