A French art colony in a village near Fontainebleu on the Seine River, it was influenced by romantic realist painters Jules Bastien-Lepage and Alfred Sisley. Unlike many of his American peers who went to Giverny with Impressionist Claude Monet, Robert Vonnoh was at Grez-sur Loring much of the time between 1887 and 1891. Other resident American painters were Birge Harrison, Kenyon Cox and Alexander Wyant as were notables such as Swedish artist Carl Larsson; English composer Frederick Delius; American writer, Robert Louis Stevenson. Sources: Colby & Atkinson, "Footprints of the Past";