Travelling in the Footsteps of the Impressionists

Category Historical Fiction

Below is a wonderful list of the best historical fiction novels for fans of impressonism and lovers of books!

Lie on your bed or on your favorite couch & go back in time to 19th century Paris. These wonderful novels will transport you to the famous Montmartre village where painters, poets, musicians, dancers, writers and bohemians gathered in smoke-filled cafes and sipping absinthe in bars.

You will meet these young emerging artists who were still unknown and struggling to make ends meet.

You will read the stories about Degas, Monet, Renoir, Morisot, Van Gogh, Toulouse Lautrec, Valadon and her son Utrillo, Cassatt and many more. They all shared ideas and experimented with new painting styles. Together they started new art movements & rocked the traditional art world of Paris to smithereens!

Share with me your best historical fiction novels about the 19th century artists that do not appear on my list!

I look forward to hearing from you.

Novel based on the iconic Pierre-Auguste Renoir painting

Luncheon of the Boating Party by Susan Vreeland Impressionism has always been my favorite style of art. However, I must admit that I have never really understood the obsession with the iconic Pierre-Auguste Renoir painting: Luncheon of the Boating Party…. Continue Reading →

Paul Gauguin Artworks Inspire a Wonderful Novel

Paul Gaugin Artworks Inspire the Historical Fiction Novel – “The Moon and Sixpence” If you are a lover of and familiar with Paul Gauguin artworks, then the historical fiction novel  “The Moon and Sixpence” by  Somereset Maugham is for you…. Continue Reading →

“The Last Van Gogh” Historical Fiction

Vincent Van Gogh’s famous paintings are described in colorful detail by Alyson Richman in her superb novel “The Last Van Gogh” I love Alyson Richman’s novels. I have read them all and they never disappoint. She has the ability to… Continue Reading →

The Best Non-Fiction Book about the Impressionists

The Private Lives of the Impressionists By Sue Roe – This is the best non-fiction book about many of the 19th century artists in the French impressionism art movement. The author, Sue Roe, provides you with a fascinating account of… Continue Reading →

A Beautiful Novel – The Moulin Rouge by Pierre La Mure

Pierre La Mure’s Novel About Henri de Toulouse Lautrec Pierre la Mure writes a wonderful novel called “Moulin Rouge”. The book ignites the imagination and romantic hunger of art-lovers seeking to be part of 19th century Paris. This period in… Continue Reading →

A novel inspired by the Degas’ sculpture “Little Dancer Aged Fourteen”

The Famous Degas Sculpture & The Unsavory Story Behind It “Little Dancer Aged Fourteen” by Camille Laurens is a sad historical fiction novel about three non-fictional sisters in 19th century Paris. One of the sisters is chosen to be the muse… Continue Reading →

Historical Fiction book – I Always Loved You

I Always Loved You by Robin Oliveira is a historical fiction book about the relationship between the French Impressionism painters Mary Cassatt and Edgar Degas. The book immerses you into the world of the impressionists in Belle Epoque Paris in the… Continue Reading →

Camille Doncieux – Historical Fiction About Claude Monet

Camille Doncieux’s Story – Historical Fiction by Stephanie Cowell Stephanie Cowell tells us the story about Claude Monet, through the eyes of his first wife, Camille Doncieux. It is called Claude & Camille and it is a wonderful historical fiction… Continue Reading →

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