Portrait of Camille Jacob Pissarro

Camille Jacob Pissarro Painting Reproductions 11 of 22

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

Cultivated Land in Winter, a Man Carrying Fagots, 1877 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Cultivated Land in Winter, a Man Carrying Fagots 1877

Oil Painting
$361
SKU: PIC-10308
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 38.8 x 46.3 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, USA

The Path, 1889 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Path 1889

Oil Painting
$652
SKU: PIC-10309
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 79.4 x 64 cm
Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan, USA

Landscape with a Hunter, Pontoise, 1879 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Landscape with a Hunter, Pontoise 1879

Oil Painting
$608
Canvas Print
$88.63
SKU: PIC-10310
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 54.6 x 64.8 cm
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California, USA

Bouquet of Flowers, 1898 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Bouquet of Flowers 1898

Oil Painting
$562
Canvas Print
$62.00
SKU: PIC-10311
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 54 x 65.4 cm
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California, USA

The Road Near the Farm, 1871 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Road Near the Farm 1871

Oil Painting
$346
Canvas Print
$50.00
SKU: PIC-10312
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 38.1 x 46 cm
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California, USA

Snow Scene at Eragny (View of Bazincourt), 1884 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Snow Scene at Eragny (View of Bazincourt) 1884

Oil Painting
$487
Canvas Print
$65.04
SKU: PIC-10313
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 46.7 x 55.6 cm
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California, USA

Road to Port-Marly, c.1860/67 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Road to Port-Marly c.1860/67

Oil Painting
$277
Canvas Print
$50.00
SKU: PIC-10314
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 22.9 x 33.7 cm
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Town Park in Pontoise, 1873 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Town Park in Pontoise 1873

Oil Painting
$571
Canvas Print
$50.00
SKU: PIC-10315
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 59.5 x 73.3 cm
The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

Woman Wearing a Green Headscarf, 1893 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Woman Wearing a Green Headscarf 1893

Oil Painting
$606
Canvas Print
$61.17
SKU: PIC-10316
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 65.5 x 54.5 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

A Corner of the Garden at the Hermitage, Pontoise, 1877 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

A Corner of the Garden at the Hermitage, Pontoise 1877

Oil Painting
$540
Canvas Print
$63.37
SKU: PIC-10317
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 55 x 46 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

Low Tide at Duquesne Docks, Dieppe, 1902 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Low Tide at Duquesne Docks, Dieppe 1902

Oil Painting
$532
Canvas Print
$60.62
SKU: PIC-10318
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 54.5 x 65 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

Hillside of Vesinet, 1871 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Hillside of Vesinet 1871

Oil Painting
$525
Canvas Print
$50.00
SKU: PIC-10319
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 43.5 x 65.5 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

Woman in the Meadow at Eragny, Spring, 1887 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Woman in the Meadow at Eragny, Spring 1887

Oil Painting
$639
Canvas Print
$62.00
SKU: PIC-10320
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 54.5 x 65 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

Pontoise Landscape, c.1872 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Pontoise Landscape c.1872

Oil Painting
$593
Canvas Print
$50.00
SKU: PIC-10321
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 51.5 x 81 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

The Wash-House at Bazincourt, 1900 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Wash-House at Bazincourt 1900

Oil Painting
$577
SKU: PIC-10322
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 65.5 x 81 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

The Wheelbarrow, Orchard, c.1881 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Wheelbarrow, Orchard c.1881

Oil Painting
$540
Canvas Print
$61.72
SKU: PIC-10323
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 54 x 65 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

Saint-Sever Port, Rouen, 1896 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Saint-Sever Port, Rouen 1896

Oil Painting
$608
Canvas Print
$53.04
SKU: PIC-10324
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 65 x 92 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

Morning Sun, Autumn, Eragny, 1897 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Morning Sun, Autumn, Eragny 1897

Oil Painting
$550
Canvas Print
$63.51
SKU: PIC-10325
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 55 x 66 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

The Church and Farm of Eragny, 1895 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Church and Farm of Eragny 1895

Oil Painting
$593
Canvas Print
$62.00
SKU: PIC-10326
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 60 x 73.5 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

The Road from Louveciennes, 1870 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Road from Louveciennes 1870

Oil Painting
$498
Canvas Print
$64.07
SKU: PIC-10327
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 46.5 x 55 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

Woman Hanging up the Washing, 1887 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Woman Hanging up the Washing 1887

Oil Painting
$574
Canvas Print
$61.03
SKU: PIC-10328
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 41 x 32.5 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

The Coach to Louveciennes, 1870 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Coach to Louveciennes 1870

Oil Painting
$357
Canvas Print
$50.00
SKU: PIC-10329
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 25.5 x 35.5 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

Hillside of the Hermitage, Pontoise, 1873 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Hillside of the Hermitage, Pontoise 1873

Oil Painting
$577
Canvas Print
$54.17
SKU: PIC-10330
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 61 x 73 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

The Banks of the Oise, near Pontoise, Cloudy Weather, 1878 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Banks of the Oise, near Pontoise, Cloudy Weather 1878

Oil Painting
$606
Canvas Print
$62.69
SKU: PIC-10331
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 54.5 x 65.5 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

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