Eugène Boudin was a french landscape painter. He was inspired by dutch Johan Jongkind to paint outdoors and was also one of the first impressionist painters. Boudin advised Monet ( at 18 yrs ) to start painting landscape
Personnages sur la plage de Trouville by Eugène Boudin, Boudin advised the young Monet to paint outdoors, or en plein air, in order to take advantage of natural light. Soon, painting en plein air would become a hallmark of the impressionist movement.