Impressionist artist, he was the least typical out of the group. His paintings did not focus on happy middle class people, he was rich but he was not part of the bourgeoisie. He truly admired the Neoclassicist Ingres, while others rejected academic drawings. Focused on and recorded the everyday life of the parisian capital. He did his outdoor seens at the racetrack; he was fascinated with performances such as ballet, theater, rehearsals, and being back stage. Pictures look like candid snapshots; they were not stiff or seem to be formalized. Avid photographer. Had works such as The Orchestra of the Paris Opera and After the Bath. When in older years, he started using pastels and became extremely fond of them. He often used working class women for his subjects. He detested females but became close friends with Mary Cassatt.