Important Art by Gustave Courbet. The below artworks are the most important by Gustave Courbet - that both overview the major creative periods, and highlight the greatest achievements by the artist. 70% off! - From the beautiful The origin of the world, to the striking Woman with a Parrot - handmade oil painting reproductions of all of Gustave Courbet's most popular paintings are available at binaural.info Always custom made on premium grade canvas by European artists/10(). Gustave Courbet Gustave Courbet ( –) was a leading French realism artist, born in Régis and Sylvie from a rich farming family. Courbet has a significant status in 19th century French painting.