In the small French town of Moret-sur-Loing there is erected the bust of the town's most outstanding citizen. He was not a military hero, a wealthy businessman, nor an influential diplomat. He was a painter. His name is Alfred Sisley. He died there in 1899, a destitute invalid, suffering from rheumatism and throat cancer. He spent the last 28 years of his life living in and painting the small community with a serene sensitivity that earned him the title the "Poet of the Brush".
|Alfred Sisley, 1882|
|Avenue of Chestnut Trees near La Celle-Saint-Cloud,|
1865, Alfred Sisley