Jean-Baptiste Corot, better known as Camille Corot, was born on July 17, 1796 in Paris and died in Paris on February 22, 1875, was a French painter. Corot is sometimes called "the father of Impressionism." However, this is an assessment that must be qualified. It is true that Corot had as students painters traditionally associated with Impressionism, or considered pre-Impressionists, including Eugène Boudin, Stanislas Lépine, Eugene Lavieille, Antoine Chintreuil, François-Louis Français, Charles Le Roux, Berthe Morisot and Alexandre Defaux, it is also true that his research on light, his predilection for the work on the ground and the landscape taken from life anticipate Impressionism. But to consider Corot as the "Father of Impressionism" seems to be risky, especially since the Impressionist movement developed largely outside of him, even against his will, even if he remained not entirely foreign, because Corot has built a rich and varied enough work to reach out to all currents of his time.