Gustave Caillebotte, 1848-1894, was a French painter, member and patron of Impressionists. He help fund Impressionist exhibitions and support his fellow artists and friends (including Claude Monet
, and Camille Pissarro
among others). Caillebotte is best known for his oil painting of urban Paris
, such as The Europe Bridge, and Paris Street; Rainy Day
. Forty of Gustave Caillebotte paintings are now held by the Musée d'Orsay. His Man on a Balcony, Boulevard Haussmann, sold for more than US$14.3 million in 2000. -- The Copyright of Scripts is Reserved by Toperfect.