Portrait of Camille Jacob Pissarro

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1830-1903

French Impressionist Painter

Camille Pissarro (July 10, 1830 - November 13, 1903) was a French Impressionist painter. His importance resides not only in his visual contributions to Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, but also in his patriarchal standing among his colleagues, particularly Paul Cezanne.

Early life and work
Camille Jacob Pissarro was born in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas to Abraham Gabriel Pissarro, a Portuguese Sephardic Jew, and Rachel Manzano-Pomie, from the Dominican Republic. Pissarro lived in St. Thomas until age 12, when he went to a boarding school in Paris. He returned to St. Thomas where he drew in his free time. Pissarro was attracted to political Anarchy, an attraction that may have originated during his years in St. Thomas. In 1852, he travelled to Venezuela with the Danish artist Fritz Melbye. In 1855, he moved to Paris, where he studied informally with the French landscape artist Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot.
His finest early works (See Jalais Hill, Pontoise, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York) are characterized by a broadly painted (sometimes with palette knife) naturalism derived from Courbet, but with an incipient Impressionist palette.
Camille Pissarro married Julie Vellay, a maid in his mother's household. Of their eight children together, one died at birth and a daughter died when nine. The surviving children all painted, and Lucien, the oldest son, became a follower of William Morris.

Artist and mentor
Known as the Father of Impressionism, Pissarro painted rural and urban French life, particularly landscapes in and around Pontoise, as well as scenes from Montmartre. His mature work displays an empathy for peasants and laborers, and sometimes evidences his radical political leanings. He was a mentor to Paul Cezanne and Paul Gauguin and his example inspired many younger artists, including Californian Impressionist Lucy Bacon.
Pissarro's influence on his fellow Impressionists is probably still underrated; not only did he offer substantial contributions to Impressionist theory, but he also managed to remain on friendly, mutually respectful terms with such difficult personalities as Edgar Degas, Cezanne and Gauguin. Pissarro exhibited at all eight of the Impressionist exhibitions. Moreover, whereas Monet was the most prolific and emblematic practitioner of the Impressionist style, Pissarro was nonetheless a primary developer of Impressionist technique.
Pissarro experimented with Neo-Impressionist ideas between 1885 and 1890. Discontented with what he referred to as "romantic Impressionism", he investigated Pointillism which he called "scientific Impressionism" before returning to a purer Impressionism in the last decade of his life.
In March 1893, Paris Gallery Durand-Ruel organized a major exhibition of 46 of Pissarro's works along with 55 others by Antonio de La Gandara. But while the critics acclaimed Gandara, their appraisal of Pissarro's art was less enthusiastic.
Pissarro died in Eragny-sur-Epte on either November 12 or November 13, 1903 and was buried in Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris.
During his lifetime, Camille Pissarro sold few of his paintings. By 2005, however, some of his works were selling for over U.S. $4 million.

505 Pissarro Paintings

The Louveciennes Road, 1870 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Louveciennes Road 1870

Oil Painting
$463
SKU: PIC-2277
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

A Village Through the Trees, c.1868 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

A Village Through the Trees c.1868

Oil Painting
$380
SKU: PIC-2279
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Banks of the Marne at Chennevieres, 1864 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Banks of the Marne at Chennevieres 1864

Oil Painting
$540
Canvas Print
$50.00
SKU: PIC-2280
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 91.5 x 145.5 cm
National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Pond at Montfoucault (Mayenne), 1874 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Pond at Montfoucault (Mayenne) 1874

Oil Painting
$503
SKU: PIC-2281
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Rainbow, 1877 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Rainbow 1877

Oil Painting
$605
Canvas Print
$50.00
SKU: PIC-2282
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 53 x 81.5 cm
Kroller-Mueller Museum, Otterlo, Netherlands

Rye Fields at Pontoise, 1877 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Rye Fields at Pontoise 1877

Oil Painting
$608
SKU: PIC-2283
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Portrait of Paul Cezanne, 1874 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Portrait of Paul Cezanne 1874

Oil Painting
$532
SKU: PIC-2905
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
National Gallery, London, United Kingdom

The Fence, 1872 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Fence 1872

Oil Painting
$301
Canvas Print
$50.00
SKU: PIC-3680
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 37.8 x 45.7 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

Temp Gris, Eragny (Pommes an Fleurs), 1897 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Temp Gris, Eragny (Pommes an Fleurs) 1897

Oil Painting
$582
SKU: PIC-3914
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Vegetable Garden at the Hermitage near Pontoise, 1879 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Vegetable Garden at the Hermitage near Pontoise 1879

Oil Painting
$516
Canvas Print
$63.51
SKU: PIC-5106
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 55 x 65.5 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

House in the Hermitage, Pontoise, 1873 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

House in the Hermitage, Pontoise 1873

Oil Painting
$473
Canvas Print
$50.00
SKU: PIC-5107
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 50.5 x 65.5 cm
Kunstmuseum, St. Gallen, Switzerland

Sunset at Eragny, 1894 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Sunset at Eragny 1894

Oil Painting
$656
SKU: PIC-6890
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, USA

Washerwoman, 1880 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Washerwoman 1880

Oil Painting
$587
Canvas Print
$61.31
SKU: PIC-10296
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 73 x 59.1 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Barges at Pontoise, 1876 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Barges at Pontoise 1876

Oil Painting
$407
Canvas Print
$63.26
SKU: PIC-10297
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 46 x 54.9 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Jalais Hill, Pontoise, 1867 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Jalais Hill, Pontoise 1867

Oil Painting
$630
Canvas Print
$57.45
SKU: PIC-10298
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 87 x 114.9 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Two Young Peasant Women, 1892 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Two Young Peasant Women 1892

Oil Painting
$657
Canvas Print
$58.28
SKU: PIC-10299
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 89.5 x 116.5 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

The Garden of the Tuileries on a Winter Afternoon, 1899 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Garden of the Tuileries on a Winter Afternoon 1899

Oil Painting
$681
Canvas Print
$59.93
SKU: PIC-10300
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 73.7 x 92.1 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

The Garden of the Tuileries on a Spring Morning, 1899 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Garden of the Tuileries on a Spring Morning 1899

Oil Painting
$677
Canvas Print
$59.93
SKU: PIC-10301
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 73.3 x 92.1 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Steamboats in the Port of Rouen, 1896 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Steamboats in the Port of Rouen 1896

Oil Painting
$532
Canvas Print
$62.50
SKU: PIC-10302
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 45.7 x 54.6 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Poplars, Eragny, 1895 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Poplars, Eragny 1895

Oil Painting
$653
Canvas Print
$53.46
SKU: PIC-10303
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 92.7 x 64.8 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

A Washerwoman at Eragny, 1893 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

A Washerwoman at Eragny 1893

Oil Painting
$404
Canvas Print
$50.00
SKU: PIC-10304
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 45.7 x 38.1 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

The Public Garden at Pontoise, 1874 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Public Garden at Pontoise 1874

Oil Painting
$550
Canvas Print
$61.58
SKU: PIC-10305
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 60 x 73 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Cote des Grouettes, near Pontoise, c.1878 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Cote des Grouettes, near Pontoise c.1878

Oil Painting
$584
Canvas Print
$62.00
SKU: PIC-10306
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 74 x 60 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

The Crystal Palace, 1871 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Crystal Palace 1871

Oil Painting
$599
Canvas Print
$80.57
SKU: PIC-10307
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 47.2 x 73.5 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, USA

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