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.

500 Paintings of Pissarro

Harbor at Dieppe, 1902 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Harbor at Dieppe 1902

Oil Painting
$559
Canvas Print
$58.14
SKU: PIC-2082
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 46.7 x 55.2 cm
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California, USA

The Port of Dieppe, 1902 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Port of Dieppe 1902

Oil Painting
$333
SKU: PIC-2083
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Afternoon, Sun, the Inner Harbor, Dieppe, 1902 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Afternoon, Sun, the Inner Harbor, Dieppe 1902

Oil Painting
$387
SKU: PIC-2084
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Fishmarket, Dieppe - Grey Weather, Morning, 1902 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Fishmarket, Dieppe - Grey Weather, Morning 1902

Oil Painting
$936
Canvas Print
$55.32
SKU: PIC-2085
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 65.4 x 80.9 cm
Dallas Museum of Art, Texas, USA

The Fishmarket, Dieppe, 1902 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Fishmarket, Dieppe 1902

Oil Painting
$829
SKU: PIC-2086
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Fishmarket, Dieppe, 1902 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Fishmarket, Dieppe 1902

Oil Painting
$816
SKU: PIC-2087
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Dunes at Knocke, Belgium, 1894 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Dunes at Knocke, Belgium 1894

Oil Painting
$435
SKU: PIC-2088
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Roses of Nice, 1902 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Roses of Nice 1902

Oil Painting
$375
SKU: PIC-2089
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Louvre - Morning, Sun, 1901 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Louvre - Morning, Sun 1901

Oil Painting
$524
Canvas Print
$54.95
SKU: PIC-2090
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 73.7 x 92.7 cm
Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri, USA

The Pont-Neuf, 1902 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Pont-Neuf 1902

Oil Painting
$489
Canvas Print
$57.69
SKU: PIC-2091
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 55 x 46.5 cm
Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary

Afternoon Sunshine, Pont Neuf, 1901 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Afternoon Sunshine, Pont Neuf 1901

Oil Painting
$597
Canvas Print
$56.07
SKU: PIC-2092
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 73 x 92.1 cm
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania, USA

The Pont-Neuf, Rainy Afternoon, 1901 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Pont-Neuf, Rainy Afternoon 1901

Oil Painting
$507
SKU: PIC-2093
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Church of St Jacques in Dieppe, Morning Sun, 1901 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Church of St Jacques in Dieppe, Morning Sun 1901

Oil Painting
$997
Canvas Print
$54.45
SKU: PIC-2094
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 73.3 x 92.4 cm
Private Collection

The Church of Saint-Jacques, Dieppe, 1901 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Church of Saint-Jacques, Dieppe 1901

Oil Painting
$430
Canvas Print
$57.69
SKU: PIC-2095
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 54.5 x 65.5 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

Portal of the Church Saint-Jacques, Dieppe, 1901 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Portal of the Church Saint-Jacques, Dieppe 1901

Oil Painting
$564
SKU: PIC-2096
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Fair by the Church of Saint-Jacques, Dieppe, 1901 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Fair by the Church of Saint-Jacques, Dieppe 1901

Oil Painting
$977
SKU: PIC-2097
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Fair in Dieppe, Sunny Morning, 1901 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Fair in Dieppe, Sunny Morning 1901

Oil Painting
$1034
Canvas Print
$45.02
SKU: PIC-2098
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 65.3 x 81.5 cm
The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

Fair on a Sunny Afternoon, Dieppe, 1901 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Fair on a Sunny Afternoon, Dieppe 1901

Oil Painting
$1041
Canvas Print
$54.58
SKU: PIC-2099
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 73.5 x 92.1 cm
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania, USA

Harvest at Eragny, 1901 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Harvest at Eragny 1901

Oil Painting
$435
SKU: PIC-2100
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 53.9 x 64.7 cm
National Gallery of Art, Ottawa, Canada

A Meadow in Moret, 1901 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

A Meadow in Moret 1901

Oil Painting
$310
SKU: PIC-2102
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

After the Rain, Autumn, Eragny, 1901 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

After the Rain, Autumn, Eragny 1901

Oil Painting
$450
SKU: PIC-2103
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Vegetable Garden in Eragny, Overcast Sky, Morning, 1901 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Vegetable Garden in Eragny, Overcast Sky, Morning 1901

Oil Painting
$472
Canvas Print
$54.34
SKU: PIC-2104
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 64.8 x 81.3 cm
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania, USA

Kitchen Garden at Eragny, Afternoon, 1901 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

Kitchen Garden at Eragny, Afternoon 1901

Oil Painting
$333
SKU: PIC-2105
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Bassin des Tuileries - Afternoon, Sun, 1900 by Pissarro | Painting Reproduction

The Bassin des Tuileries - Afternoon, Sun 1900

Oil Painting
$472
SKU: PIC-2106
Camille Jacob Pissarro
Original Size: 74.4 x 91.9 cm
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

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