Alfred Sisley was a French Impressionist landscape painter born on October 30, 1839 in Paris, France. He studied under the landscape painter Charles Gleyre and was a close friend of fellow Impressionists Claude Monet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Sisley's early works were influenced by the Barbizon school of painting, but he later embraced the Impressionist style.
Sisley was known for his depictions of the French countryside, particularly the river Seine and the town of Moret-sur-Loing. He also painted scenes from England, where he lived for a time in the 1870s. Despite his talent and critical acclaim, Sisley struggled financially throughout his life and only achieved widespread recognition after his death in 1899. Today, his works can be found in major art museums around the world, including the Musée d'Orsay in Paris and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.