The Impressionists were a group of artists, who exhibited together in France from 1874-1890. Although each of them was very different, they were united in their rebellion from the conservative Grand Salon; the all-powerful elite jury who choose only very academic paintings, restricting and repressing any new expressions. This first group of courageous painters to break with convention and the Academy were: Manet, Degas, Cassatt, Morisot, Renoir, Monet and Pissarro. enjoy.