How do you pronounce caillebotte the french impressionist?

Hear how to pronounce the name of the French impressionist painter, Gustave Caillebotte, from the YouTube video below:

Basically, you just say the first three letters of the artist's name which is "Cai" (pronounced as "kayh") followed by the last four letters which is "botte" (pronounced as "bawt").

Caillebotte (1848–1894) was among the most critically noted impressionist artists during the height of their activity in the late 1870s and early 1880s. Born into a wealthy family, Caillebotte trained to be an engineer but became interested in painting and studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris.

Caillebotte became the chief organizer, promoter, and financial backer of the Impressionist exhibitions for the next six years, and he used his wealth to purchase works by other Impressionists, notably Monet, Renoir, Camille Pissarro, Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, Alfred Sisley, and Berthe Morisot.

Caillebotte was an artist of remarkable abilities, but his posthumous reputation languished because most of his paintings remained in the hands of his family and were neither exhibited nor reproduced until the second half of the 20th century. - See more at

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Thursday, March 26 2015