Albert Charpin, born in Grasse, Alpes-Maritimes in 1842, died in Asnières-sur-Seine in 1924.The member of Barbizon school,He was a naturalist painter associated with the Barbizon school. He painted real objects in a natural setting. A pupil of Charles-François Daubigny, Charpin was a painter of natural landscapes with, typically, a shepherdess and her guardian-dog taking care of animals, cows or sheep. Characteristic of his paintings are the natural poses and serenity of his actors, in a context of early morning light, with cloudy skies. He was a well-known member of the Barbizon School. One of his paintings, "Le Retour à la Ferme", is at the Musée des Beaux-Arts at Chambéry in Savoie. His paintings can also found in museums and private collections elsewhere in Europe and in the Americas.