"A painter of the Impressionist movement, Alfred Sisley was born on October 30th 1839 in Paris but was of British origin. He died on January 29th 1899 in Moret-sur-Loing. Growing up in a musical family, he chose to pursue painting rather than the field of business. In 1862 he enrolled in Gleyre?s studio where he encountered Renoir, Monet, and Bazille. The four friends left their master?s studio in March 1863 to work outdoors, setting their easels to paint the forest scenes of Fontainebleau.