Books for Adults

Brettell, Richard. 1987. French Impressionists. The Art Institute of Chicago; New York: Harry N. Abrams.
___. Post-Impressionists. 1987. The Art Institute of Chicago/Harry N. Abrams.
Denvir, Bernard. 1993. Chronicle of Impressionism: A Timeline History of Impressionist Art. Bulfinch Press.
Denvir, Bernard, ed. 1987. The Impressionists at First Hand. Thames and Hudson, Ltd.,
Gogh, Vincent van. 1996.The Letters of Vincent van Gogh. Allen Lane.
Herbert, Robert L. 1988. Impressionism: Art, Leisure and Parisian Society. Yale University Press.
Impressionism and Post-Impressionism in The Art Institute of Chicago. 2000. The Art Institute of Chicago.
Thomson, Belinda. 1983.The Post-Impressionists. Phaidon.

Books for Children

Hallowell, Bay et al. 1989. Art Ventures: A Guide for Families to Impressionism and Post-Impressionism. The Carnegie Museum of Art.
Mühlberger, Richard. 1993. What Makes a Cassatt a Cassatt? Viking Books.
___. What Makes a Degas a Degas? 1993. Viking Books.
___. What Makes a Monet a Monet? 1993. Viking Books.
___. What Makes a van Gogh a van Gogh? 1993. Viking Books.
Welton, Jude, in association with the Art Institute of Chicago. 1993. Impressionism. Eyewitness Art Series. Doris Kindersley.
Wiggins, Colin, in association with the Art Institute of Chicago. 1993. Post-Impressionism. Eyewitness Art Series. Doris Kindersley.



Linnea in Monet’s Garden. Produced by First Run Features. 30 min. First Run Features, 1993.
Mary Cassatt: American Impressionist. The Artist's Specials. 55 min. Produced by Devine Entertainment in association with Alef Jo Filmstudio and Cinémaginaire, 1999.
Paul Gauguin: The Savage Dream. Produced by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. 45 min. National Gallery of Art, 1988. Distributed by Home Vision.
Portrait of an Artist: Mary Cassatt—Impressionist from Philadelphia. WNET/Thirteen Production. 30 min. Educational Broadcasting Corporation, 1975. Distributed by Home Vision.


Exploring Linear Perspective
An introduction to linear perspective from the Boston Museum of Science; especially useful for teachers implementing the "Urban Space" lesson plan
The First Impressionist Exhibition, 1874
A virtual version of the 1874 Impressionist exhibition, including a compilation of reviews
Impressionism: Paintings Collected by European Museums
Site for the 1999 exhibition organized by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta; the Seattle Art Museum; and the Denver Art Museum. Includes a lively virtual tour of the history of Impressionism and lesson plans for teachers.
Mary Cassatt—Modern Woman
An online summary of the 1999 exhibition on Mary Cassatt, which was organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and shown at the Art Institute of Chicago from October 10, 1998, to January 10, 1999.
A chronology of the artist’s life, examples of his art, and x-radiographs of the remaining fragments of Incident of a Bullfight, a painting that the artist cut into pieces after critics attacked it.
National Gallery of Art
Special pages on works in the National Gallery’s collection by Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painters, including Mary Cassatt, Edouard Manet, and Vincent van Gogh. Classroom activities and audio narratives included.
Van Gogh Museum
A biography of the artist and survey of his art arranged by period
The Vincent van Gogh Gallery
A nearly complete collection of Van Gogh’s works of art and letters reproduced online.