At the sight of this astounding landscape the good man thought his spectacles were dirty . . . .'Good God' he said' 'what on earth is that!' Leroy titled the article 'The Exhibition of the Impressionists” Within a year the phrase spread to America where Henry James used it instead of the word 'perjorative' Virtually all the group hated the phrase 'impressionism'.
The First Impressionists Monet Camille Pissarro Degas Renoir Manet, Alfred Silsey Berthe Morisot Cezanne James Whistler Armand Guillaumin Felix Bracquemond Frederic Brazille Post Impressionists Van Gogh Signac Bonnard The later group Mary Cassatt Eugene Boudin Johan Barthold Jongkind Theodore Rousseau Eva Gonzales Gustave Caillebotte Suret